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cau·li·flow·er

 (kô′lĭ-flou′ər, -lē-, kŏl′ĭ-, kŏl′ē-)
n.
1. A plant (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis) in the mustard family, having a large whitish head of undeveloped flowers.
2. The flower head of this plant, eaten as a vegetable.

[Probably alteration (influenced by flower) of New Latin cauliflōra : Latin caulis, stem + Latin flōs, flōr-, flower; see flower.]

cauliflower

(ˈkɒlɪˌflaʊə)
n
1. (Plants) a variety of cabbage, Brassica oleracea botrytis, having a large edible head of crowded white flowers on a very short thick stem
2. (Plants) the flower head of this plant, used as a vegetable
[C16: from Italian caoli fiori, literally: cabbage flowers, from cavolo cabbage (from Latin caulis) + fiore flower (from Latin flōs)]

cau•li•flow•er

(ˈkɔ ləˌflaʊ ər, -li-, ˈkɒl ə-, ˈkɒl i-)

n.
1. a form of a cultivated plant, Brassica oleracea botrytis, of the mustard family, whose inflorescence forms a compact, usu. whitish head.
2. this head, used as a vegetable.
[1590–1600; earlier coleflorie < Italian ca(v)olfiore=cavol cole + fiore < Latin flōrem, acc. of flōs flower]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cauliflower - a plant having a large edible head of crowded white flower budscauliflower - a plant having a large edible head of crowded white flower buds
cauliflower - compact head of white undeveloped flowers
crucifer, cruciferous plant - any of various plants of the family Cruciferae
2.cauliflower - compact head of white undeveloped flowers
cruciferous vegetable - a vegetable of the mustard family: especially mustard greens; various cabbages; broccoli; cauliflower; brussels sprouts
Brassica oleracea botrytis, cauliflower - a plant having a large edible head of crowded white flower buds
Translations
قَرْنَبِيطقَرْنَبيط، زَهْرَه
květák
blomkål
kukkakaali
cvjetača
karfiol
blómkál
カリフラワー
콜리플라워
kalafiorasžiedinis kopūstas
ziedkāposti
karfiol
cvetača
blomkål
กะหล่ำดอก
karnabaharkarnıbahar
bông cải

cauliflower

[ˈkɒlɪflaʊəʳ]
A. Ncoliflor f
B. CPD cauliflower cheese Ncoliflor f con queso
cauliflower ear Noreja f deformada por los golpes

cauliflower

[ˈkɒliflaʊər] nchou-fleur mcauliflower cheese ngratin m de chou-fleur

cauliflower

nBlumenkohl m

cauliflower

[ˈkɒlɪˌflauəʳ] ncavolfiore m

cauliflower

(ˈkoliflauə)
a vegetable of the cabbage family whose white flower-head is used as food.

cauliflower

قَرْنَبِيط květák blomkål Blumenkohl κουνουπίδι coliflor kukkakaali chou-fleur cvjetača cavolfiore カリフラワー 콜리플라워 bloemkool blomkål kalafior couve-flor капуста цветная blomkål กะหล่ำดอก karnabahar bông cải 花椰菜

cauliflower

n. coliflor.

cauliflower

n coliflor f
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And with the bread, I'll give you a nice dish of cauliflower with white sauce on it.
The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
We have plenty of cases of rudimentary organs in our domestic productions,--as the stump of a tail in tailless breeds,--the vestige of an ear in earless breeds,--the reappearance of minute dangling horns in hornless breeds of cattle, more especially, according to Youatt, in young animals,--and the state of the whole flower in the cauliflower.
The pickles, in a uniform of rich brown double-breasted buttoned coat, and yellow or sombre drab continuations, announced their portly forms, in printed capitals, as Walnut, Gherkin, Onion, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Mixed, and other members of that noble family.
Miss Josephine Sleary, in her celebrated graceful Equestrian Tyrolean Flower Act, was then announced by a new clown (who humorously said Cauliflower Act), and Mr.
Raddle, planting herself firmly on a purple cauliflower in the Kidderminster carpet, 'and what's that to me, Sir?
Hopkins' cauliflower, though all business had long since ceased and Tom had developed a quite uncanny skill in the snaring of rats and sparrows and the concealment of certain stores of cereals and biscuits from plundered grocers' shops.
It's a stew of tripe,' said the landlord smacking his lips, 'and cow-heel,' smacking them again, 'and bacon,' smacking them once more, 'and steak,' smacking them for the fourth time, 'and peas, cauliflowers, new potatoes, and sparrow-grass, all working up together in one delicious gravy.
Darling was married in white, and at first she kept the books perfectly, almost gleefully, as if it were a game, not so much as a Brussels sprout was missing; but by and by whole cauliflowers dropped out, and instead of them there were pictures of babies without faces.
Bute sent guinea-fowls, and some remarkably fine cauliflowers, and a pretty purse or pincushion worked by her darling girls, who begged to keep a LITTLE place in the recollection of their dear aunt, while Mr.
Into the dining-house, unaffected by the seductive show in the window of artificially whitened cauliflowers and poultry, verdant baskets of peas, coolly blooming cucumbers, and joints ready for the spit, Mr.
Very well, I suppose I am eccentric, since even my husband says so; but if my eccentricities are of such a practical nature as to result later in the biggest cauliflowers and tenderest lettuce in Prussia, why then he ought to be the first to rise up and call me blessed.