broccolo

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of brocco (shoot, sprout) (which is also the origin of brocade)[1], from Latin broccus (projecting, pointed)[2], of Gaulish origin, related to Gaelic brog (awl)[3].

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈbrɔk.̚ko.lo], /ˈbrɔkkolo/

Noun[edit]

broccolo m (plural broccoli)

  1. broccoli
  2. (figuratively) stupid person

References[edit]

  1. ^ EtymologyOnline: "broccoli"
  2. ^ EtymologyOnline: "brocade"
  3. ^ EtymologyOnline: "broach"