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3 definitions found
 for Brassica
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sinapis \Si*na"pis\, n. [L.] (Bot.)
     A disused generic name for mustard; -- now called Brassica.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Brassica \Bras"si*ca\, prop. n. [L., cabbage.] (Bot.)
     A genus of plants embracing several species and varieties
     differing much in appearance and qualities: such as the
     common cabbage ({Brassica oleracea), broccoli, cauliflowers,
     etc.; the wild turnip ({Brassica campestris); the common
     turnip ({Brassica rapa); the rape or coleseed ({Brassica
     napus), etc.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Brassica
      n 1: mustards: cabbages; cauliflowers; turnips; etc. [syn:
           Brassica, genus Brassica]

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