Origin of broccoli
Examples from the Web for broccolis
Broccolis sometimes acquire a bitter taste, the cause of which is not known.
These, and other considerations, make it seem doubtful that our broccolis have originated from our cauliflowers.
They are fully exposed, and not protected by the leaves as most other broccolis are.The Field and Garden Vegetables of America|Fearing Burr
London believed that the broccolis, which Miller says first came to England from Italy in 1719, were derived from the cauliflower.
When broccolis came to England from Italy, they were at first known under the names "sprout-cauliflower," or "Italian asparagus."
British Dictionary definitions for broccolis
Word Origin for broccoli
Word Origin and History for broccolis
1690s, from Italian broccoli, plural of broccolo "a sprout, cabbage sprout," diminutive of brocco "shoot, protruding tooth, small nail" (see brocade (n.)).