broccoli

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English[edit]

broccoli

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Etymology[edit]

1699, Italian broccoli, plural of broccolo (cabbage sprout, head), diminutive of brocco (shoot, sprout) (which is also the origin of brocade[1]), from Latin broccus (pointed, sharp, projecting; buck-toothed), possibly of Gaulish origin, related to Proto-Celtic *brokkos (badger) or Proto-Celtic *brozdos (tip, point) (compare Scottish Gaelic brog (pointed instrument, awl), Welsh procio (thrust, poke), Old English brord (point, spike)). More at brochure, brad.

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Noun[edit]

broccoli (countable and uncountable, plural broccolis or broccoli)

  1. A plant, Brassica oleracea var. italica, of the cabbage family, Brassicaceae; especially, the tree-shaped flower and stalk that are eaten as a vegetable.
    Hyponym: (UK) Calabrese
    • 2010, Sven Wombwell, Allotment Gardening For Dummies, John Wiley & Sons (→ISBN), Growing Oriental Leaf Vegetables:
      You can also get oriental broccolis such as kailaan and nabana, which are easy to grow and really tasty.
    • 2013, Anselm Anyoha, MD, How Broccoli-Head Lost Thirty Pounds: A Handbook for Healthy Living, iUniverse (→ISBN), page 83:
      Examples of leafy vegetables are broccoli, spinach, celery, and chicory.
  2. (US, slang) Marijuana.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:marijuana
    • 2014, “Kodak Black”, in Heart Of The Projects, performed by Skrilla:
      I be smokin' broccoli, mama told me eat my veggies
    • 2017, “T-Shirt”, in Culture, performed by Migos:
      All I want is cottage, roll a cigar full of broccoli

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Noun[edit]

broccoli

  1. plural of broccolo

References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “broccoli”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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Danish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the plural of Italian broccolo.

Noun[edit]

broccoli c (singular definite broccolien, plural indefinite broccoli)

  1. broccoli

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Italian[edit]

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broccoli m

  1. plural of broccolo

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian broccoli.

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broccoli m (uncountable)

  1. broccoli

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