Broccoli



a form of a cultivated cruciferous plant, Brassica oleracea botrytis, whose leafy stalks and clusters of usually green buds are eaten as a vegetable.
Contemporary Examples

Tales of a Jailhouse Gourmet: How I learned to Cook in Prison Daniel Genis June 20, 2014
Did Scalia Parrot Fox News During Health-Care Arguments? Matthew DeLuca April 4, 2012
Why Obama Can Spend, Spend, Spend Peter Beinart December 23, 2008
‘The Search for General Tso’: The Origins of America’s Favorite Chinese Dish, General Tso’s Chicken Marlow Stern April 18, 2014
Michael Tomasky Asks: Did Liberals Screw Obamacare? Michael Tomasky March 28, 2012

Historical Examples

The Field and Garden Vegetables of America Fearing Burr
The Cauliflower A. A. Crozier
The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition Sutton and Sons
The Practical Garden-Book C. E. Hunn
The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins

noun
a cultivated variety of cabbage, Brassica oleracea italica, having branched greenish flower heads
the flower head of this plant, eaten as a vegetable before the buds have opened
a variety of this plant that does not form a head, whose stalks are eaten as a vegetable
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