- the leaves of the turnip, Brassica rapa, eaten cooked or raw as greens.
Origin of rapini
perhaps < Italian, plural of rapino a plant of the genus Erysimum, perhaps orig. diminutive of rapa rape2
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I need to have something green, broccoli rabe (rapini to some people) being the obvious world number one.Overrated/Underrated: Food, Glorious and Otherwise
June 1, 2012