Definitions of mustard

  1. leaves eaten as cooked greens
  2. any of several cruciferous plants of the genus Brassica
  3. pungent powder or paste prepared from ground mustard seeds
  4. The name of several cruciferous plants of the genus Brassica ( formerly Sinapis), as white mustard ( B. alba), black mustard ( B. Nigra), wild mustard or charlock ( B. Sinapistrum).
  5. A powder or a paste made from the seeds of black or white mustard, used as a condiment and a rubefacient. Taken internally it is stimulant and diuretic, and in large doses is emetic.
  6. Any of several Brassica species of the Crucifer family. Brassica alba is white mustard, B. juncia is brown or Chinese mustard, and B. nigra is black, brown, or red mustard. The plant is grown both for mustard seed from which oil is extracted and for foliage or animal feed. It was formerly used as an emetic, counter- irritant, and carminative.
  7. A plant, and its seed, from which a seasoning is made; the powdered seasoning made from the seed. Mustard gas, a deadly gas used in shells in the World War, producing severe burns when in contact with the body, and painful to the eyes.
  8. The dried ripe seeds of Brassica alba and B. nigra, white m. and black m.; see sinapis.
  9. See Sinapis.
  10. A plant with a pungent taste: the seed ground and used as a condiment.
  11. A plant with pungent seeds; condiment prepared from the seed.
  12. Either of two annual herbs with yellow flowers and pods of roundish seeds; also, the pungent seed, or a condiment, etc., prepared from it.
  13. A plant and its seed, of the genus sinapis. Oil of mustard, pungent oil obtained from the seeds of the sinapis nigra.
  14. A plant; also its seed ground, forming a common condiment of our tables.

Usage examples for mustard

  1. When well browned add a pint of stock, salt, pepper and cayenne and one teaspoonful of made mustard. – Joe Tilden's Recipes for Epicures by Joe Tilden
  2. He tasted his soup and began to season it with pepper, salt, vinegar, mustard- everything within reach. – The Awakening and Selected Short Stories by Kate Chopin
  3. A patch of scarlet poppies was almost startling in its vividness, and beyond the poppies a long ribbon of yellow mustard was backed by a thick wood. – With Haig on the Somme by D. H. Parry
  4. When bruised its leaves affect the eyes and nose almost like mustard. – Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure by William Thomas Fernie
  5. Sometimes my heart went out to my neighbours, I think in a true Christian spirit, but I could have seen them starve, and yet not have dared to hand them the mustard or pass them the butter. – Fragments of an Autobiography by Felix Moscheles
  6. The kettle was singing now merrily enough, and Hans, the cook, lifting it from the fire in triumph- for his blowing exertions had been severe- poured into it a quantity of ground coffee from an old mustard tin. – Benita, An African Romance by H. Rider Haggard
  7. Jesus says; " if ye have faith as a grain of mustard- seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, remove hence to yonder place, and it shall remove." – Twenty-Four Short Sermons On The Doctrine Of Universal Salvation by John Bovee Dods
  8. There was certainly a meal, and Aunt Jessie's sandwiches would assuredly be thick and probably no mustard! – Fortitude by Hugh Walpole
  9. The missus shall mix him a little mustard and warm water; that's what he wants. – Dr. Jolliffe's Boys by Lewis Hough
  10. From the toll- woman's cave- roof, spikes of yellow mustard were shooting up into the air. – Old Caravan Days by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  11. Cool and serve on lettuce with French dressing made with lemon- juice, or with Mayonnaise made without mustard. – The Myrtle Reed Cook Book by Myrtle Reed
  12. They turned from it to look at a gentleman who had just appeared in a mustard- colored linen duster, and Basil asked, Shouldn't you like to know the origin, personal history, and secret feelings of a gentleman who goes about in a duster of that particular tint? – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  13. Then he turned Mr. Mustard Bilton over to them. – Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective by Ellis Parker Butler
  14. 24. Minced hard- boiled eggs mixed with grated cheese, seasoned with mustard. – The Myrtle Reed Cook Book by Myrtle Reed
  15. I do not know just what it was they did with a mustard- mill that was there, but the turning- shop supplied them with a deep bed of elastic shavings just under the bank, which they turned somersaults into, when they were not turning them into the river. – A Boy's Town by W. D. Howells
  16. Pale- faced people spring from their seats and precipitate themselves towards the door, and each old sailor breathes more freely as his sea- sick neighbour rushes from his side, leaving him plenty of elbow room and an unlimited command over the mustard. – The Upper Berth by Francis Marion Crawford
  17. All of his ideas came out of that one little mustard seed. – A Circuit Rider's Wife by Corra Harris
  18. The boy slipped into the garden for a talk with his old friend the gardener, who gave him a head of new lettuce and some young mustard, both of which were uncommon luxuries in a London household of that day, and some roots for the tiny walled garden which he and Aunt Joan were doing their best to keep up. – In the Days of the Guild by Louise Lamprey
  19. Add a table- spoonful of vinegar, as much ketchup or port wine, or both, and a tea- spoonful of made mustard. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  20. Mustard is prepared from the seed of mustard plants. – School and Home Cooking by Carlotta C. Greer