brassica

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin brassica

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brassica (plural brassicas)

  1. Any of many plants of the genus Brassica, including cabbage, mustard and rapes

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Latin[edit]

brassica (a cabbage)

Etymology[edit]

Unknown origin. Suggested derivations include

  • From Proto-Celtic *bresic, *bresych (cabbage) (though this could have been a reverse borrowing); compare Welsh bresych
  • Contraction of praesecare (to cut off early), from prae- + secare, referring to its harvesting during the autumn for early winter food
  • From a Latin word meaning "to cut off the head," attested in a Plautus comedy.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈbras.si.ka/, [ˈbras.sɪ.ka]
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Noun[edit]

brassica f (genitive brassicae); first declension

  1. especially cabbage, but including cauliflower and other varieties of Brassica oleracea
    Synonym: caulis

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative brassica brassicae
Genitive brassicae brassicārum
Dative brassicae brassicīs
Accusative brassicam brassicās
Ablative brassicā brassicīs
Vocative brassica brassicae

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