Foolish's Word of the Day: Mustard

 

mustard

noun  mus·tard \ˈmə-stərd\
  1. a pungent yellow condiment consisting of the pulverized seeds of various mustard plants either dry or made into a paste or sauce (as by mixing with water or vinegar) and sometimes adulterated with other substances (such as turmeric) or mixed with spices

  2. the seed of a mustard plant used as a spice and in medicine as a stimulant and diuretic, an emetic, or a counterirritant

  3. any of several herbs (genera Brassica and Sinapis of the family Brassicaceae synonym Cruciferae, the mustard family) with lobed leaves, yellow flowers, and linear beaked pods

  4. a dark to moderate yellow