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broccoli rabe

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noun \-ˌräb\

Definition of broccoli rabe

  1. :  a garden brassica (Brassica rapa ruvo) that is related to the turnip and produces edible leafy branching stalks and compact clusters of yellow florets —called also broccoli raab, \-ˌräb, -ˌrab\ rapini



Origin and Etymology of broccoli rabe

perhaps modification of Italian broccoli di rapa, literally, flowering tops of the turnip


First Known Use: 1938


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