broccoli rabe


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broccoli raab

or broccoli rabe  (räb)
n.
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 ; see de-) + rapa, turnip; see rape2.]

broc′coli rabe`

(or raab`)

(rɑb)
n.
a plant, Brassica rapa ruvo: the bitter leaves and clustered flower buds are eaten as a vegetable.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.broccoli rabe - plant grown for its pungent edible leafy shoots
broccoli raab, broccoli rabe - slightly bitter dark green leaves and clustered flower buds
crucifer, cruciferous plant - any of various plants of the family Cruciferae
Brassica, genus Brassica - mustards: cabbages; cauliflowers; turnips; etc.
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
Brassica rapa ruvo, broccoli raab, broccoli rabe - plant grown for its pungent edible leafy shoots
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Broccoli (Brassica oleracea italica) belongs to the plant family Brassicaceae (also Cruciferae), known as the "cabbage family" or "mustard family." The three main varieties of broccoli are calabrese, the most familiar, which has a large green flowered head and thick stalks: sprouting (also called broccoli rabe, Chinese broccoli and rapini), which has several small heads and many thin stalks; and romanesco, which has small yellow-green cone-shaped, spiraled heads.
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