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cauliflower


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cauliflower  \Cau"li*flow`er\,  n.  [F.  choufleur  modified  by  E. 
  Cole.  L.  caulis,  and  by  E.  flower;  F.  chou  cabbage  is  fr  L. 
  caulis  stalk,  cabbage,  and  fleur  flower  is  fr  L.  flos 
  flower.  See  {Cole},  and  {Flower}.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  An  annual  variety  of  {Brassica  oleracea},  or 
  cabbage,  of  which  the  cluster  of  young  flower  stalks  and 
  buds  is  eaten  as  a  vegetable. 
 
  2.  The  edible  head  or  ``curd''  of  a  cauliflower  plant. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cauliflower 
  n  1:  a  plant  having  a  large  edible  head  of  crowded  white  flower 
  buds  [syn:  {Brassica  oleracea  botrytis}] 
  2:  compact  head  of  white  undeveloped  flowers 




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