[muhs-tang] /ˈmʌs tæŋ/
a small, hardy horse of the American plains, descended from Spanish stock.
U.S. Navy Slang. a naval officer who received his commission while still an enlisted man.
verb (used without object)
to round up wild horses, especially in order to sell them illegally to slaughterhouses.
a small breed of horse, often wild or half wild, found in the southwestern US
“small, half-wild horse of the American prairie,” 1808, from Mexican Spanish mestengo “animal that strays” (16c.), from Spanish mestengo “wild, stray, ownerless,” literally “belonging to the mesta,” an association of cattle ranchers who divided stray or unclaimed animals that got “mixed” with the herds, from Latin mixta “mixed,” fem. past participle of miscere “to mix” (see mix (v.)).
Said to be influenced by the Spanish word mostrenco “straying, wild,” which is probably from mostrar, from Latin monstrare “to show.”
A commissioned officer who has been promoted from the enlisted ranks: A mustang who had worked his way up from the ranks in 13 years
[1847+ Armed forces; fr mustang, ”wild, sturdy horse of the Western US,” fr Mexican Spanish mestengo, ”stray animal”]
[muhs-tang-er] /ˈmʌs tæŋ ər/ noun 1. a person who engages in .
[muhs-terd] /ˈmʌs tərd/ noun 1. a pungent powder or paste prepared from the seed of the mustard plant, used as a food seasoning or condiment, and medicinally in plasters, poultices, etc. 2. any of various acrid or pungent plants, especially of the genus Brassica, as B. juncea (leaf mustard) the leaves of which are used […]
- Mustard and cress
noun 1. seedlings of white mustard and garden cress, used in salads
noun 1. the plant family Cruciferae (or Brassicaceae), characterized by herbaceous plants having alternate leaves, acrid or pungent juice, clusters of four-petaled flowers, and fruit in the form of a two-parted capsule, and including broccoli, cabbage, candytuft, cauliflower, cress, mustard, radish, sweet alyssum, turnip, and wallflower.