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

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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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a sum of money that is sent as a payment

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