broccolini

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From a trademark, presumably intended as a diminutive of broccoli.

Noun[edit]

broccolini (uncountable)

  1. A green vegetable similar to broccoli but with smaller florets and long thin stalks; a cross between broccoli and kai-lan (Chinese broccoli).
    • 2007 September 19, Stephanie Russell, “What’s on Tonight”, New York Times:
      10 P.M. (Bravo) TOP CHEF C. J. is gone after he served what Tom Colicchio called the worst dish in the three seasons of the show, an admittedly gross-looking broccolini.