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Definition of broccoli noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

broccoli

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈbrɒkəli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrɑːkəli//
 
[uncountable] Vegetables
 
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a vegetable with a thick green stem and several dark green or purple flower heads See related entries: Vegetables Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from Italian, plural of broccolo ‘cabbage sprout, head’, diminutive of brocco ‘shoot’, based on Latin brocchus, broccus ‘projecting’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: broccoli

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