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brassica Line breaks: bras|sica
Pronunciation: /ˈbrasɪkə/

Definition of brassica in English:


A plant of a genus that includes cabbage, swede, rape, and mustard: brassicas are often plagued by whitefly
  • Genus Brassica, family Cruciferae
More example sentences
  • I planted these three brassicas (members of the cabbage family) next to each other.
  • This year we're experimenting with more fall brassicas like radish, mustard and rape.
  • Indoors, start some lettuce, early brassicas (cabbage, broccoli and relatives), and bulb onions from seed.


Modern Latin, from Latin, literally 'cabbage'.

Words that rhyme with brassica

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