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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
A species of this annual shrub is found in Palestine, growing to the height of seven to nine feet, and with a stem one inch thick. Prof. Hacket, while examining a field of these plants, saw a bird of the air come and lodge in the branches before him, Matthew 13:31,32; Mark 4:31,32 . Others suppose a tree is meant, called Salvadora Persica. It is found in Palestine, and bears berries containing small, mustard- like seeds. "A grain of mustard" was used proverbially to denote any thing extremely small, Matthew 17:20 .
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Mustard'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/m/mustard.html. 1859.