Crucifer meaning

kro͝osə-fər
One who bears a cross in a religious procession.
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A person who carries a cross, as in a church procession.
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A plant in the mustard family.
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(bot.) Any plant of the crucifer family.
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Designating a family (Brassicaceae, order Capparales) of dicotyledonous plants with cross-shaped flowers, pointed pods, and strong, cabbagelike odors, including cabbage, turnip, broccoli, radish, horseradish, and alyssum.
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Any of various plants in the mustard family (Cruciferae or Brassicaceae), including many important food plants, such as bok choy, cabbage, and radishes, as well as certain ornamental flowers.
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(Roman Catholic church) A person who carries a cross in a religious procession.
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(botany) A member of the family Cruciferae, the cabbage family, including cabbage and mustard.

Note: It is allowed to use Brassicaceae as an alternative and equivalent name for this family.

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Origin of crucifer

  • Late Latin Latin crux cruc- cross Latin -fer -fer

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin crucifer (“cross-bearer”), from crux (“cross”) + ferō (“I carry, bear”).

    From Wiktionary