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cauliflower

noun, cau·li·flow·er often attributive \ˈk-li-ˌfla(-ə)r, ˈkä-, -lē-\

Definition of CAULIFLOWER

:  a garden plant (Brassica oleracea botrytis) related to the cabbage and grown for its compact edible head of usually white undeveloped flowers; also :  its flower cluster used as a vegetable

Origin of CAULIFLOWER

Italian cavolfiore, from cavolo cabbage (from Late Latin caulus, from Latin caulis stem, cabbage) + fiore flower, from Latin flor-, flos — more at cole, blow
First Known Use: 1597
CAULIFLOWER Defined for Kids

cauliflower

noun cau·li·flow·er \ˈk-li-ˌfla-ər, ˈkä-\

Definition of CAULIFLOWER for Kids

:  a vegetable that is a white head of undeveloped flowers and is related to the cabbage

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