- a form of a cultivated cruciferous plant, Brassica oleracea botrytis, whose leafy stalks and clusters of usually green buds are eaten as a vegetable.
Origin of broccoli
Examples from the Web for broccoli
I lived for my packages from home of eggplants and asparagus and tomatoes and broccoli and elephant garlic.Tales of a Jailhouse Gourmet: How I learned to Cook in Prison
June 21, 2014
Accents, like broccoli and scallions, have been added as well.‘The Search for General Tso’: The Origins of America’s Favorite Chinese Dish, General Tso’s Chicken
April 19, 2014
But equally super are Brussels sprouts, broccoli and cabbage.The Dangers of Superfoods
April 9, 2014
When was the last time you heard of someone with a sweet potato, broccoli, or blueberry intolerance?In Defense of the Paleo Diet
Chris Kresser, M.S., L.AC.
January 16, 2014
Actually it's no match for broccoli rabe, the greatest vegetable on God's earth.Further Thoughts on Penalty v. Tax
July 5, 2012
In England, as I have said, it is grown to a limited extent, but not so much as that of broccoli.
Broccoli is cooked in nearly all cases precisely as cauliflower.
Fifteen varieties of broccoli and three of cauliflower are described.
In its structure and general habit, the Broccoli resembles the Cauliflower.The Field and Garden Vegetables of America
There is a great deal of misunderstanding regarding the Cauliflower and Broccoli.The Vegetable Garden
- 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
Word Origin and History for broccoli
1690s, from Italian broccoli, plural of broccolo "a sprout, cabbage sprout," diminutive of brocco "shoot, protruding tooth, small nail" (see brocade (n.)).