cauliflower

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English[edit]

A budding cauliflower plant.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɒl.i.flaʊ.ə/, /ˈkɒl.ɪ.flaʊ.ə/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɔl.ɪˌflaʊ.ɚ/, IPA(key): /ˈkɑl.əˌflaʊ.ɚ/
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Etymology[edit]

From 16th century cole-florye. Compare Latin caulis, French chou-fleur, Italian cavolfiore.

Noun[edit]

cauliflower (plural cauliflowers)

  1. Brassica oleracea var. botrytis, an annual variety of cabbage, of which the cluster of young flower stalks and buds is eaten as a vegetable.
  2. The edible head or curd of a cauliflower plant.

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