or broc·coli raab broc·coli rab
a plant, Brassica rapa ruvo, of which the slightly bitter, dark-green leaves and clustered flower buds are eaten as a vegetable.
Origin of broccoli rabe
perhaps alteration of Italian broccoli di rapa flowering tops of the turnip
Also called Italian turnip, raab, turnip broccoli.
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