Form of cabbage (Brassica oleracea, Botrytis group) in the mustard family, consisting of a compact terminal mass of greatly thickened, modified, and partially developed flower structures, together with their embracing fleshy stalks. This terminal cluster forms a firm, white, succulent curd that is served as a cooked vegetable and is highly nutritious. The separated flower structures are also eaten raw.
Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea, Botrytis group).—Derek Fell
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