cauliflower

(redirected from Purple cauliflower)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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)]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

cauliflower

[ˈkɒliflaʊər] nchou-fleur mcauliflower cheese ngratin m de chou-fleur
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

cauliflower

nBlumenkohl m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

cauliflower

[ˈkɒlɪˌflauəʳ] ncavolfiore m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

cauliflower

(ˈkoliflauə)
a vegetable of the cabbage family whose white flower-head is used as food.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

cauliflower

n. coliflor.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

cauliflower

n coliflor f
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
Raddle, planting herself firmly on a purple cauliflower in the Kidderminster carpet, 'and what's that to me, Sir?'
A good visual reference is to fill half your plate with veggies--bonus points for dark leafy greens or super colorful ones (think: purple cauliflower).
Purple cauliflower adds an important ingredient to the mix.
New produce that was made available yesterday included purple peppers, yellow and purple cauliflower, honeydew melons, carrots of different colours and star-shaped courgettes besides papaya.
Meanwhile, Judo expert James decides that purple cauliflower is the way forward, while Louise has an issue with the size of her (meat)balls.
Meanwhile, judo expert James decides that purple cauliflower is Pick the way forward, while Louise has an issue with the size of her (meat) balls.
There's an embrace of purple cauliflower and sweet potato, joining eggplant and purple-colored cocktails.