broccoli rabe

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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