crucifer

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crucifer

(kro͞o′sə-fər)
n.
1. One who bears a cross in a religious procession.
2. A plant in the mustard family.

cru·cif′er·ous (-sĭf′ər-əs) adj.
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crucifer

a member of the family Cruciferae, consisting of annual to perennial herbs, which are rarely wood and have flowers with four equal petals arranged crosswise; examples are the brassicas, mustards, shepherd's purse.
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Rasco stressed that it was also special occasion for him as he was among the cross-bearers in the entire procession.
"They're all over Pampanga, but it takes luck to catch themthe cross-bearers who carry electric posts and huge banana trunks (seen in Barangay San Agustin in Magalang), the women cross-bearers, the transvestite cross-bearers, the cross-bearers who tie a samurai around their waist with the tip pressed against their chin to keep their heads up, and the cross-bearers who are tied together to the same cross so that they can take turns carrying it (seen in Dau, Mabalacat City)," he said.
It was Holy Week and seven cross-bearers were kneeling on the tracks to protest government policies threatening their already precarious existence.