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Meaning of cauliflower

cau•li•flow•er

Pronunciation: (kô'lu-flou"ur, -lē-, kol'u-, kol'ē-), [key]
— n.
  1. a form of cultivated plant, Brassica oleracea botrytis, of the mustard family, whose inflorescence forms a compact, usually whitish head. Cf. broccoli.
  2. this head, used as a vegetable.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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