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cruciferous (adj.)

"bearing a cross," 1650s, from Late Latin crucifer "cross-bearing," from Latin crux (genitive crucis) "stake, cross" (see crux). Originally in literal senses; botanical use (in reference to a symmetrical arrangement of four petals) is from 1851.

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Definitions of cruciferous

cruciferous (adj.)
of or relating to or belonging to the plant family Cruciferae;
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