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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.

broccoli

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