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Meaning of broccoli

broc•co•li

Pronunciation: (brok'u-lē, brok'lē), [key]
— n.
  1. a form of a cultivated cruciferous plant, Brassica oleracea botrytis, whose leafy stalks and clusters of usually green buds are eaten as a vegetable. Cf. cauliflower.
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