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noun Mus"tard
  1. [Bot] The name of several cruciferous plants of the genus Brassicaformerly Sinapis), as white mustard Brassica alba), black mustard Brassica Nigra), wild mustard or charlock Brassica Sinapistrum).
  2. A powder or a paste made from the seeds of black or white mustard, used as a condiment and a rubefacient. Taken internally it is stimulant and diuretic, and in large doses is emetic.

Note: ☞ There are also many herbs of the same family which are called mustard, and have more or less of the flavor of the true mustard; as, bowyer's mustard (Lepidium ruderale); hedge mustard (Sisymbrium officinale); Mithridate mustard (Thlaspi arvense); tower mustard (Arabis perfoliata); treacle mustard (Erysimum cheiranthoides).

Etymology: OF. moustarde, F. moutarde, fr. L. mustum must, -- mustard was prepared for use by being mixed with must. See Must (n.)

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  1. Leaves eaten as cooked greens
  2. Pungent powder or paste prepared from ground mustard seeds
  3. Any of several cruciferous plants of the genus Brassica

From Old French moustarde (French: moutarde), from moust (“must”), from Latin mustum. Compare Saterland Frisian Muster (“mustard”). Displaced Middle English senep, from Old English senep.

  1. A plant of certain species of the genus Brassica, or of related genera (especially Sinapis alba, in the family Brassicaceae, with yellow flowers, and linear seed pods.
  2. Powder or paste made from seeds of the mustard plant, and used as a condiment or a spice.
    When the waitress brought the food I asked her if she had any Dijon .
  3. The leaves of the mustard plant, used as a salad.
    and cress sandwiches.
  4. Dark yellow colour, the colour of mustard.
  5. The tomalley of a crab, which resembles the condiment.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Mustard

DJ Mustard is a hip hop music, west coast hip hop, contemporary r&b, and pop music musician. He plays Reason (software), Logic Pro, FL Studio, and Music Production Center. He has had major accomplishments since 2009. DJ was given the name Dijon Isaiah McFarlane on June 5th, 1990 in Los Angeles. DJ is also known as McFarlane and Dijon Isaiah.


Daniel was born on December 25th, 1975. Daniel is also known as 'Homeless Mustard'.


Phil Mustard is a cricketer. Phil was born on October 9th, 1982 in Sunderland, County Durham, England.


James Fraser Mustard was a scientist. James was born on October 16th, 1927 in Toronto. He breathed his last breath on November 16th, 2011.


William Thornton Mustard was a physician, cardiac surgeon, cardiothoracic surgery, and physicianandcardiac surgeon. William was born on August 8th, 1914 in Clinton, Ontario. He died on December 11th, 1987.


Chad Mustard is a football player for the Omaha Beef, Cleveland Browns, Carolina Panthers, and Denver Broncos. Chad was born on October 8th, 1977 in Columbus, Nebraska.


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Popularity of Mustard as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mustard U.S.
  White 95.02% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.05% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.89% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.40% 16.26%

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People with the last name Mustard are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Mustard

  • How Popular is the name Mustard? As a last name Mustard was the 19,075th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Mustard? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Mustard was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Mustard: Your name in reverse order is Dratsum. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dsmutar. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mustard? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,427 people with the last name Mustard.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mustard? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Mustard as their last name since less than 1 person in 208k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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