Sinapis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Sinapis small genus of Old World herbs usually included in genus Brassica
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sinapis (Bot) A disused generic name for mustard; -- now called Brassica.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sinapis A former genus of European and Asiatic cruciferous plants, including mustard, the type of the order. It is now regarded as a subgenus of Brassica, and as such distinguished by its spreading petals, and sessile beaked and cylindrical or angled pods with globose seeds. This is still the officinal name of mustard, of which the seeds are laxative, stimulant, emetic, and rubefacient. See mustard.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sinapis si-nā′pis the officinal name of mustard
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. sinapi.

Usage

In literature:

Sinapis nigra (Common Mustard) .
"Handbook to the Severn Valley Railway Illustrative and Descriptive of Places along the Line from Worcester to Shrewsbury" by J. Randall
BRASSICA (Brassica and Sinapis), Tourn.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
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In news:

Sinapis Pharma Commences Phase I Trial.
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