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(botany) a small stalk or stem
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    a form of cultivated plant, Brassica oleracea botrytis, of the mustard family, whose inflorescence forms a compact, usually whitish head. Compare broccoli. this head, used as a vegetable. Contemporary Examples Historical Examples noun a variety of cabbage, Brassica oleracea botrytis, having a large edible head of crowded white flowers on a very short thick stem […]

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