What does broccoli mean?

Definitions for broccoli
ˈbrɒk ə li, ˈbrɒk libroc·col·i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. broccoli, Brassica oleracea italicanoun

    plant with dense clusters of tight green flower buds

  2. broccolinoun

    branched green undeveloped flower heads

Wiktionary

  1. broccolinoun

    A plant of the cabbage family, Brassicaceae (formerly Cruciferae); especially, the tree-shaped flower and stalk that are eaten as a vegetable.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. BROCCOLInoun

    of which it is a species.

    Etymology: Ital.

    Content with little, I can piddle here,
    On broccoli and mutton round the year;
    But ancient friends, tho’ poor or out of play,
    That touch my bell, I cannot turn away. Alexander Pope.

Wikipedia

  1. Broccoli

    Broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica) is an edible green plant in the cabbage family (family Brassicaceae, genus Brassica) whose large flowering head, stalk and small associated leaves are eaten as a vegetable. Broccoli is classified in the Italica cultivar group of the species Brassica oleracea. Broccoli has large flower heads, usually dark green, arranged in a tree-like structure branching out from a thick stalk which is usually light green. The mass of flower heads is surrounded by leaves. Broccoli resembles cauliflower, which is a different but closely related cultivar group of the same Brassica species. It is eaten either raw or cooked. Broccoli is a particularly rich source of vitamin C and vitamin K. Contents of its characteristic sulfur-containing glucosinolate compounds, isothiocyanates and sulforaphane, are diminished by boiling but are better preserved by steaming, microwaving or stir-frying.Rapini, sometimes called "broccoli rabe," is a distinct species from broccoli, forming similar but smaller heads, and is actually a type of turnip (Brassica rapa).

ChatGPT

  1. broccoli

    Broccoli is a plant in the cabbage family, whose large flowering head, stalk, and sometimes leaves are eaten as a vegetable. It is known for its high nutritional value and is often consumed boiled, steamed, roasted, or raw. It is typically green in color, resembling a tree-like shape, with tightly clustered buds sprouting from a thick, edible stalk.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Broccolinoun

    a plant of the Cabbage species (Brassica oleracea) of many varieties, resembling the cauliflower. The "curd," or flowering head, is the part used for food

Wikidata

  1. Broccoli

    Broccoli is a plant in the cabbage family, whose large flower head is used as a vegetable. The word broccoli, from the Italian plural of broccolo, refers to "the flowering top of a cabbage". Broccoli is usually boiled or steamed but may be eaten raw and has become popular as a raw vegetable in hors d'œuvre trays. The leaves may also be eaten. Broccoli is classified in the Italica cultivar group of the species Brassica oleracea. Broccoli has large flower heads, usually green in color, arranged in a tree-like structure on branches sprouting from a thick, edible stalk. The mass of flower heads is surrounded by leaves. Broccoli most closely resembles cauliflower, which is a different cultivar group of the same species. Broccoli was derived from cultivated leafy cole crops in the Northern Mediterranean in about the 6th century BCE. Since the Roman Empire, broccoli has been considered a uniquely valuable food among Italians. Broccoli was brought to England from Antwerp in the mid-18th century by Peter Scheemakers. Broccoli was first introduced to the United States by Italian immigrants but did not become widely known there until the 1920s.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Broccoli

    brok′o-li, n. a cultivated kind of cabbage resembling cauliflower, of which it is originally a hardy variety. [It.; pl. of broccolo, a sprout, dim. of brocco, a skewer, a shoot.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. broccolinoun

    Marijuana. sip a lil sake, blowin a little broccoli

Editors Contribution

  1. broccoli

    A type of cultivar, plant and seed created in various colors and species.

    Broccoli is grown and sold as a food product throughout the world.


    Submitted by MaryC on September 18, 2016  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BROCCOLI

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Broccoli is ranked #41799 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Broccoli surname appeared 520 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Broccoli.

    98% or 510 total occurrences were White.
    1.3% or 7 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of broccoli in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of broccoli in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of broccoli in a Sentence

  1. Kylie Ivanir:

    Sulforaphane extends the cellular lifespan and prevents neurodegeneration associated with the aging process. Sulforaphane can also be found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, but it is 10 times higher in broccoli sprouts, to get even more sulforaphane absorption, you can sprinkle some mustard powder on top.

  2. Alexandra Miller:

    This consists primarily of lean protein, such as salmon or flank steak, and non-starchy vegetables such as broccoli, green beans or cauliflower.

  3. Johnny Wowk:

    Organic Broccoli is the fountain of youth vegetable - Johnny Wowk AKA Johnny The Walker

  4. Lara Field:

    When children reject a food, is it because they don’t like it, or is it because they have been fed too many snacks throughout the day, and are simply too full to be interested in food ? When approached with a plate of broccoli, they may reject it, but if they were hungry, perhaps they would have been more willing to eat it.

  5. Angela Odoms-Young:

    It doesn’t just have to be broccoli, it can just be a whole host of things that maybe kids would eat — particularly if it’s prepared in different ways.

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