Definition of broccoli
1 chiefly British : a large hardy cauliflower
2a : either of two garden vegetable plants closely related to the cabbage: (1) : one with a thick central stem and a compact head of dense usually green florets that is classified with the cauliflower (2) : one (Brassica oleracea italica) with slender stems and usually green or purple florets not arranged in a central headb : the stems and immature florets of broccoli used as food
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Oatmeal, flaxseeds, eggs, sardines, broccoli, spinach, yogurt, cottage cheese, fresh fruit, whole grain toast and fresh fruit juices will leave you feeling satisfied and cheerful.
The trees resembling Romanesco broccoli are what immediately catch my eye, and the winding road through the frame creates a great composition.
Some like corn, beans and sunflowers can be sown directly in the ground but others including tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, marigolds and salvias are best started as transplants in containers.
Highlights include the whole roasted cauliflower ($10, served with pickled vegetables and cauliflower puree), and Chinese broccoli cooked with fermented black beans and salt-and-pepper tofu ($8).
Leafy greens like kale are the best source of calcium, but sardines, broccoli and high-quality yogurt or kefir are good options.
Her orders are usually packed with fruit for her two kids, and veggies for the week, like green beans and broccoli.
Add a grape-tomato-and-broccoli-floret salad (halve the tomatoes and toss both vegetables with a light vinaigrette), and add dinner rolls.
What parents are mostly buying in terms of educational software is broccoli.
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Did You Know?
A fast-growing, upright, branched, annual plant, broccoli bears dense green clusters of edible flower buds. Native to the eastern Mediterranean and Asia Minor, it was introduced to the US probably in colonial times. Broccoli thrives in moderate to cool climates. Its flavor resembles that of cabbage but is somewhat milder. It is one of the most broadly nutritious of all common vegetables and is a plant that is closely related to cabbage in the mustard family.
Origin and Etymology of broccoli
Italian, plural of broccolo flowering top of a cabbage, diminutive of brocco small nail, sprout
First Known Use: 1699
BROCCOLI Defined for Kids
Definition of broccoli for Students
: a vegetable that has green stalks and green or purplish clustered flower buds
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