ra·​pi·​ni | \ ra-ˈpē-nē How to pronounce rapini (audio) \
variants: or less commonly rappini

Definition of rapini

Examples of rapini in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Try golden beets, spinach or rapini (also known as broccoli rabe), which can even tolerate light frosts. David Syrek, chicagotribune.com, "Don’t give up on the outdoor season just yet. Here are 8 great ways to make summer last a while longer.," 26 Sep. 2020 Now, the Uygurs are adapting the mountain of meatballs into Godzilla sandwiches ― huge beasts with melted cheese and rapini. Nick Rallo, Dallas News, "What does ‘fine dining’ in Dallas mean right now? Expect more sandwiches," 8 July 2020 Crumble sausage and add to pan with rapini over medium-high heat. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, "Nothing says comfort like pasta. Try 3 dishes from 'temporarily' closed Louisville spots," 21 Apr. 2020 Pies to try include the charred pepperoni, which has a lively but not overbearing spice presence, and the Pugliese with fennel sausage, rapini and pecorino. Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, "Two pizzerias making a splash along the Chicago River — one with Phil Vettel’s favorite pizza crust in town," 15 Aug. 2019 The result will be a texture that’s a bit firm and the flavor will be full-on rapini. Jim Shahin, charlotteobserver, "Go for grateness: 6 simple rules for grilling productively," 12 June 2018 Also known as rapini, the green vegetable is a little bitter in flavor. Jim Shahin, charlotteobserver, "Go for grateness: 6 simple rules for grilling productively," 12 June 2018 Our entrees included a tender, flavorful lamb leg steak that gained vibrant support from rapini and tiny roasted potatoes. Tim Smith, baltimoresun.com, "Lupa, the replacement for Petit Louis in Columbia, will make you want to return," 26 Apr. 2018 Expect some off-beat sausages such as smoked salmon belly with pink peppercorns and pork and octopus sausage with rapini and pine nuts. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Smoking Goose cafe Oca opens soon at Sun King brewery," 31 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of rapini

1934, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rapini

Italian rapini, plural of rapino, diminutive of rapo turnip, from Latin rapum — more at rape entry 3

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2 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Rapini.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rapini. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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