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broccoli raabor broccoli rabe (räb)
A plant (Brassica rapa subsp. rapa) in the mustard family grown for its pungent leaves, which are eaten as a vegetable. Also called rapini.
[Italian broccoli di rapa : broccoli, pl. diminutive of brocco, sprout, shoot; see broccoli + di, of (from Latin dē; see de-) + rapa, turnip; see rape2.]
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a plant, Brassica rapa ruvo: the bitter leaves and clustered flower buds are eaten as a vegetable.
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|Noun||1.||broccoli rabe - plant grown for its pungent edible leafy shoots|
|2.||broccoli rabe - slightly bitter dark green leaves and clustered flower buds|
cruciferous vegetable - a vegetable of the mustard family: especially mustard greens; various cabbages; broccoli; cauliflower; brussels sprouts
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