Definition of Family cruciferae

1. Noun. A large family of plants with four-petaled flowers; includes mustards, cabbages, broccoli, turnips, cresses, and their many relatives.

Exact synonyms: Brassicaceae, Cruciferae, Family Brassicaceae, Mustard Family
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Order Papaverales, Order Rhoeadales, Papaverales, Rhoeadales
Member holonyms: Crucifer, Cruciferous Plant, Cress, Cress Plant, Watercress, Aethionema, Genus Aethionema, Alliaria, Genus Alliaria, Alyssum, Genus Alyssum, Arabidopsis, Genus Arabidopsis, Arabis, Genus Arabis, Armoracia, Genus Armoracia, Barbarea, Genus Barbarea, Berteroa, Genus Berteroa, Biscutella, Genus Biscutella, Brassica, Genus Brassica, Cakile, Genus Cakile, Camelina, False Flax, Genus Camelina, Capsella, Genus Capsella, Cardamine, Genus Cardamine, Dentaria, Genus Dentaria, Cheiranthus, Genus Cheiranthus, Cochlearia, Genus Cochlearia, Crambe, Genus Crambe, Descurainia, Genus Descurainia, Diplotaxis, Genus Diplotaxis, Genus Draba, Eruca, Genus Eruca, Erysimum, Genus Erysimum, Genus Heliophila, Genus Hesperis, Hesperis, Genus Iberis, Iberis, Genus Isatis, Isatis, Genus Lepidium, Lepidium, Genus Lesquerella, Lesquerella, Genus Lobularia, Lobularia, Genus Lunaria, Lunaria, Genus Malcolmia, Malcolmia, Genus Matthiola, Matthiola, Genus Nasturtium, Nasturtium, Genus Physaria, Physaria, Genus Pritzelago, Pritzelago, Genus Raphanus, Raphanus, Genus Rorippa, Rorippa, Genus Schizopetalon, Genus Sinapis, Sinapis, Genus Sisymbrium, Genus Stanleya, Stanleya, Genus Stephanomeria, Stephanomeria, Genus Subularia, Subularia, Genus Thlaspi, Thlaspi, Genus Thysanocarpus, Thysanocarpus, Genus Turritis, Turritis, Genus Vesicaria, Vesicaria, Wasabi
Derivative terms: Cruciferous

Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Cruciferae

family Cortinariaceae
family Corvidae
family Corydalidae
family Corylaceae
family Corynebacteriaceae
family Coryphaenidae
family Cotingidae
family Cottidae
family Cracidae
family Cracticidae
family Crangonidae
family Cricetidae
family Crocodylidae
family Crotalidae
family Cruciferae
family Cryptobranchidae
family Cryptocercidae
family Cryptogrammataceae
family Ctenizidae
family Cuculidae
family Cucurbitaceae
family Culicidae
family Cunoniaceae
family Cupressaceae
family Curculionidae
family Cuterebridae
family Cyatheaceae
family Cycadaceae
family Cyclopteridae

Literary usage of Family cruciferae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1901)
"family cruciferae. Mustard or Cress Family. The Cruciferae are distinguished easily from related groups by the peculiarity of their stamens, ..."

2. Nature and Development of Plants by Carlton Clarence Curtis (1918)
"(b) The Mustard Family, Cruciferae.—Here we find the sepals and petals four in number, and the latter arranged crosswise (Fig ..."

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