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      n     (Med)   a mixture of powdered black mustard seeds and an adhesive agent applied to the skin for its relaxing, stimulating, or counterirritant effects  
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mustard  
      n  
1    any of several Eurasian plants of the cruciferous genus Brassica, esp. black mustard and white mustard, having yellow flowers and slender pods: cultivated for their pungent seeds  
   See also       charlock  
2    a paste made from the powdered seeds of any of these plants and used as a condiment  
3   
a    a brownish yellow colour  
b    (as adj.)  
a mustard carpet     
4    Slang     (chiefly U.S.)   zest or enthusiasm  
5    cut the mustard  
Slang   to come up to expectations  
     (C13: from Old French moustarde, from Latin mustum must2, since the original condiment was made by adding must)  


black mustard  
      n   a Eurasian cruciferous plant, Brassica (or Sinapsis) nigra, with clusters of yellow flowers and pungent seeds from which the condiment mustard is made  
French mustard  
      n   a mild mustard paste made with vinegar rather than water  
garlic mustard  
      n   a cruciferous plant, Alliaria petiolata, of N temperate regions, with small white flowers and an odour of garlic,   (Also called)    jack-by-the-hedge, hedge garlic      Compare       garlic  
mustard and cress  
      n   seedlings of white mustard and garden cress, used in salads  
mustard gas  
      n   an oily liquid vesicant compound used in chemical warfare. Its vapour causes blindness and burns. Formula: (ClCH2CH2)2S  
mustard oil  
      n   an oil that is obtained from mustard seeds and used in making soap  
mustard plaster  
      n     (Med)   a mixture of powdered black mustard seeds and an adhesive agent applied to the skin for its relaxing, stimulating, or counterirritant effects  
nitrogen mustard  
      n   any of a class of organic compounds resembling mustard gas in their molecular structure. General formula: RN(CH2CH2Cl)2, where R is an organic group: important in the treatment of cancer  
treacle mustard  
      n   a N temperate cruciferous annual plant, Erysimum cheiranthoides, having small yellow flowers. It is a common weed in cultivated ground  
     (C16: so called because of its alleged medicinal properties. See treacle)  
wall mustard  
      n      another name for       stinkweed       1  
white mustard  
      n   a Eurasian cruciferous plant, Brassica hirta (or Sinapis alba), having clusters of yellow flowers and pungent seeds from which the condiment mustard is made  
wild mustard  
      n      another name for       charlock       1  

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