from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A vegetable (Brassica oleracea var. italica) in the mustard family, closely related to the cauliflower and having dense clusters of numerous green flower buds.
- n. The flower clusters of this plant, eaten as a vegetable before the flower buds open.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A plant, Brassica oleracea var. italica, of the cabbage family, Brassicaceae; especially, the tree-shaped flower and stalk that are eaten as a vegetable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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 The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the many varieties of the common cabbage (Brassica oleracea), in which the young inflorescence is contracted into a depressed fleshy edible head. It is closely similar to the cauliflower.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. plant with dense clusters of tight green flower buds
- n. branched green undeveloped flower heads
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