Topic: FOOD

Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old French
Origin: moustarde, from moust 'grape juice', from Latin mustum; MUST2


mus‧tard [uncountable]
1DF a yellow sauce with a strong taste, eaten especially with meat
2HBPDF a plant with yellow flowers and seeds that are used to make mustard sauce
3CC a yellow-brown colour

cut the mustard

informal to be good enough to do something:
Other magazines have tried to copy ZAPP, but have never quite cut the mustard.

➔ keen as mustard

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