from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A vegetable plant (Brassica rapa) related to the turnip and grown for its pungent leafy shoots. Also called rapini.
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- n. slightly bitter dark green leaves and clustered flower buds
- n. plant grown for its pungent edible leafy shoots
Italian broccoli di rapa : broccoli, pl. diminutive of brocco, sprout, shoot; see broccoli + di, of (from Latin dē; see de-) + rapa, turnip; see rape2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)