Definition of mustard in English:

mustard

Syllabification: mus·tard
Pronunciation: /ˈməstərd
 
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noun

1A pungent-tasting yellow or brown paste made from the crushed seeds of certain plants, typically eaten with meat or used as a cooking ingredient.
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  • Add the mustard, soy sauce, and chopped parsley and simmer for one minute.
  • Mix half the olive oil with the mustard, honey and soy sauce, and smear all over the steaks.
  • Limit condiments, such as mustard, ketchup, pickles and sauces with salt-filled ingredients.
2The yellow-flowered Eurasian plant of the cabbage family whose seeds are used to make this paste.
  • Genera Brassica and Sinapis, family Brassicaceae: several species, in particular black mustard (B. nigra) and white mustard (S. alba)
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  • So far they have planted lettuce, cabbage, mustard, beetroot and pawpaw trees.
  • The only vegetables to avoid are any of the cole crops, such as cabbage, mustard or broccoli.
  • Soon he had bought a book, planted annuals and discovered a beautiful spot for growing mustard and cress and radishes.
2.1Used in names of related plants, only some of which are used to produce mustard for the table, e.g., hedge mustard.
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  • If early spring crops such as oat are planted, blue mustard must be killed before planting with tillage or a contact herbicide.
  • Common broadleaf winter annual weeds in winter wheat include blue mustard, tansy mustard, tumble mustard, field pennycress, and shepherd's purse.
  • Scout winter wheat fields for winter broadleaf weeds such as field pennycress and tansy mustard.
3A dark yellow color.
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  • There is plenty of heavy bridal and occasion wear in bright fuchsias and shaded hues of mustard and magenta, aqua and greens and traditional kumkum red.
  • Colours like orange, mustard and red, which are in fashion these days, dominate.
  • And drunkards must always appear in mustard and purple (though strangely some of the people paying for the pictures are depicted in mustard and purple).

Origin

Middle English: from Old French moustarde, from Latin mustum 'must' (the condiment being originally prepared with 'must').

Phrases

cut the mustard

see cut.

Derivatives

mustardy

adjective
More example sentences
  • The huge, tender perfectly cooked chop was served on the bone, next to fresh sauerkraut with a mustardy tang.
  • Not as mustardy as the French version, but delicious nevertheless.
  • It was splendid, served on a bed of crisp endive garnished with pink peppercorns and a hot, sweet mustardy dressing.

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