Definition of brassica in English:


Syllabification: bras·si·ca
Pronunciation: /ˈbrasikə


A plant of a genus that includes cabbage, turnip, Brussels sprout, and mustard.
  • Genus Brassica, family Brassicaceae
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.


early 19th century: Latin, literally 'cabbage'.

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