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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mus·tard /ˈmʌstɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 mus·tard /ˈməstɝd/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mus·tard n.
 1. Bot. The name of several cruciferous plants of the genus Brassica (formerly Sinapis), as white mustard (Brassica alba), black mustard (Brassica Nigra), wild mustard or charlock (Brassica Sinapistrum).
 Note:There are also many herbs of the same family which are called mustard, and have more or less of the flavor of the true mustard; as, bowyer's mustard (Lepidium ruderale); hedge mustard (Sisymbrium officinale); Mithridate mustard (Thlaspi arvense); tower mustard (Arabis perfoliata); treacle mustard (Erysimum cheiranthoides).
 2. 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.
 Mustard oil Chem., a substance obtained from mustard, as a transparent, volatile and intensely pungent oil.  The name is also extended to a number of analogous compounds produced either naturally or artificially.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: any of several cruciferous plants of the genus Brassica
      2: pungent powder or paste prepared from ground mustard seeds
         [syn: table mustard]
      3: leaves eaten as cooked greens [syn: mustard greens, leaf
         mustard, Indian mustard]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    a plant of the genus sinapis, a pod-bearing, shrub-like plant,
    growing wild, and also cultivated in gardens. The little round
    seeds were an emblem of any small insignificant object. It is
    not mentioned in the Old Testament; and in each of the three
    instances of its occurrence in the New Testament (Matt. 13:31,
    32; Mark 4:31, 32; Luke 13:18, 19) it is spoken of only with
    reference to the smallness of its seed. The common mustard of
    Palestine is the Sinapis nigra. This garden herb sometimes grows
    to a considerable height, so as to be spoken of as "a tree" as
    compared with garden herbs.