One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A pungent-tasting yellow or brown paste made from the crushed seeds of certain plants, typically eaten with meat or used as a cooking ingredient.
- ‘Mix half the olive oil with the mustard, honey and soy sauce, and smear all over the steaks.’
- ‘Leave at least 10 minutes to allow the flavour of the powdered mustard to develop.’
- ‘To make the dressing, whisk the olive oil, vinegar, mustard, saffron, raisins and their water with sea salt and pepper in a large bowl.’
- ‘I love making squiggly shapes with mustard and ketchup.’
- ‘I make this snack from time to time, sometimes omitting the onion, and occasionally adding chutney instead of mustard.’
- ‘In a medium bowl, whisk together the garlic, mustard, lemon juice mayonnaise, and cheese.’
- ‘Food stations need condiments such as ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise.’
- ‘A turkey burger is sweeter and lighter than a beefburger and can be teamed with all or any of your favourite burger toppings, from melted cheese to mustard or dill pickles.’
- ‘He liked cayenne pepper, chutney, pickles, mustard and other condiments.’
- ‘Add the mustard, soy sauce, and chopped parsley and simmer for one minute.’
- ‘In a bowl, combine egg yolk, mustard, saffron and vinegar.’
- ‘But often I splurge on a simple steak sandwich that can be a treat if you use good bread, meat, and mustard.’
- ‘Limit condiments, such as mustard, ketchup, pickles and sauces with salt-filled ingredients.’
- ‘Make the dressing by mixing the oil, sherry vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper and the crushed garlic.’
- ‘Pour into the food processor, add the mustard, soy and vinegar, and whiz for 30 seconds.’
- ‘In small bowl combine honey, mustard, shallots and vinegar and mix well.’
- ‘Pour the rest of the oil into the pan, turn the heat to low and stir in the wine vinegar and mustard, and some black pepper.’
- ‘Set a slice of beef cheek on top, spoon some mustard sauce on top, and garnish with chives.’
- ‘Combine the mayonnaise, mustard, lemon zest, lemon juice, sea salt and pepper, stirring well.’
- ‘Add the Dijon mustard, whole grain mustard, and olive oil, whisking to combine.’
2The yellow-flowered Eurasian plant of the cabbage family whose seeds are used to make this paste.
Genera Brassica and Sinapis, family Brassicaceae: several species, in particular black mustard (B. nigra) and white mustard (S. alba)
- ‘It follows a recent breakthrough by a collaboration of five international laboratories to define the genetic blueprint of thale cress, a plant relative of mustard.’
- ‘The barren soil along the edge of the dikes proved fertile ground for mustard, tumbleweeds, and other plants that the refuge managers and farmers considered pests.’
- ‘In late July, start carrots, beets, radishes, kale, mustard, spinach and turnips.’
- ‘Transplant or direct-seed lettuce, spinach, mustard and other greens, protecting them, with a cloche or row cover.’
- ‘There is always room to include Italian and curly parsley, sorrel, salad burnet, mustard, chard, and kale greens.’
- ‘So far they have planted lettuce, cabbage, mustard, beetroot and pawpaw trees.’
- ‘Farmers will stop growing sesame, linseed, mustard and groundnut in all their diversity since the markets for these crops will also be destroyed.’
- ‘It is part of the Brassica family and will pollinate with mustard, radishes and turnips, so it needs to be isolated.’
- ‘In warm climates, fall and winter are ideal times to plant cool-season annual herbs such as mustard, cilantro, calendula, and arugula.’
- ‘In many stands, mustards including shepherd'spurse and pennycress are very prominent.’
- ‘Sow seeds of radishes, beets, lettuce, mustards, greens and carrots.’
- ‘All six herbicides do a good job of controlling broadleaves like pennycress and mustard.’
- ‘The plots were then overseeded with white mustard, sorghum-sudangrass, winter wheat, or a mix of oat and hairy vetch.’
- ‘Among the favorites are asters and daisies, milkweeds, mustards, mints, peas, and vervains.’
- ‘The Cruciferae are any of a family of plants including cabbage, broccoli, turnip, and mustard.’
- ‘Mizuna is another type of Chinese mustard that deserves a special mention, if only for its attractive foliage.’
- ‘Soon he had bought a book, planted annuals and discovered a beautiful spot for growing mustard and cress and radishes.’
- ‘This year we're experimenting with more fall brassicas like radish, mustard and rape.’
- ‘‘This is the colour of the mustard ripening in the field,’ he says.’
- ‘The only vegetables to avoid are any of the cole crops, such as cabbage, mustard or broccoli.’
- 2.1 Used in names of related plants, only some of which are used to produce mustard for the table, e.g. hedge mustard.
- ‘If early spring crops such as oat are planted, blue mustard must be killed before planting with tillage or a contact herbicide.’
- ‘Scout winter wheat fields for winter broadleaf weeds such as field pennycress and tansy mustard.’
- ‘Common broadleaf winter annual weeds in winter wheat include blue mustard, tansy mustard, tumble mustard, field pennycress, and shepherd's purse.’
- ‘Blue mustard is a winter annual weed, with seed germinating in late summer and fall.’
- ‘It controls pennycress, shepherdspurse, tansy mustard, jointed goatgrass and downy brome.’
- ‘Irrigated winter wheat is often seeded late behind a summer crop such as dry beans and as a result is not competitive with winter annual weeds such as tansy mustard and field pennycress.’
3A dark yellow color.
- ‘And drunkards must always appear in mustard and purple (though strangely some of the people paying for the pictures are depicted in mustard and purple).’
- ‘Its too-tasteful palette of moss green, taupe, deep mustard and soft white was only partly offset by the raw factuality of the underlying wall's fissures and patches.’
- ‘Colours like orange, mustard and red, which are in fashion these days, dominate.’
- ‘There is plenty of heavy bridal and occasion wear in bright fuchsias and shaded hues of mustard and magenta, aqua and greens and traditional kumkum red.’
Middle English: from Old French moustarde, from Latin mustum ‘must’ (mustard being originally prepared with grape must).
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