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broccoli


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Broccoli  \Broc"co*li\,  n.  [It.  broccoli,  pl  of  broccolo  sprout, 
  cabbage  sprout,  dim.  of  brocco  splinter.  See  {Broach},  n.] 
  (Bot.) 
  A  plant  of  the  Cabbage  species  ({Brassica  oleracea})  of  many 
  varieties,  resembling  the  cauliflower.  The  ``curd,''  or 
  flowering  head,  is  the  part  used  for  food. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  broccoli 
  n  1:  plant  with  dense  clusters  of  tight  green  flower  buds  [syn:  {Brassica 
  oleracea  italica}] 
  2:  branched  green  undeveloped  flower  heads 




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