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[kroo-suh-fer] /ˈkru sə fər/

a person who carries a cross, as in ecclesiastical processions.
Botany. a cruciferous plant.
any plant of the family Brassicaceae (formerly Cruciferae), having a corolla of four petals arranged like a cross and a fruit called a siliqua. The family includes the brassicas, mustard, cress, and wallflower
a person who carries a cross
Any of various plants in the mustard family (Cruciferae or Brassicaceae), including many important food plants, such as bok choy, cabbage, and radishes, as well as certain ornamental flowers.


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