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broccoli (brŏk´əlē) [Ital.,=sprouts], variety of cabbage grown for the edible immature flower panicles. It is the same variety (Brassica oleracea botrytis) as the cauliflower and is similarly cultivated. Although known to the Romans, it became generally popular in the United States only in the 20th cent. Broccoli is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Capparales, family Cruciferae.

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broc·co·li / ˈbräk(ə)lē/ • n. a cabbage of a variety similar to the cauliflower, bearing heads of green or purplish flower buds. ∎  the flower stalk and head eaten as a vegetable.

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broccoli kind of cauliflower. XVII. — It. broccoli, pl. of broccolo cabbage sprout or head, dim. of brocco shoot.

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