broccoli rabe
noun Etymology: perhaps modification of Italian broccoli di rapa, literally, flowering tops of the turnip Date: 1976 a garden brassica (Brassica rapa ruvo) that is related to the turnip and produces edible leafy branching stalks and compact clusters of yellow florets — called also broccoli raab rapini

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • broccoli rabe — /rahb/ a plant, Brassica rapa ruvo, of which the slightly bitter, dark green leaves and clustered flower buds are eaten as a vegetable. Also, broccoli raab /rahb/, broccoli rab /rahb/. Also called Italian turnip, raab, turnip broccoli. [perh.… …   Universalium

  • broccoli rabe — noun 1. plant grown for its pungent edible leafy shoots • Syn: ↑broccoli raab, ↑Brassica rapa ruvo • Hypernyms: ↑crucifer, ↑cruciferous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑Brassica, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • broccoli rabe — broc′coli rabe (or raab ) [[t]rɑb[/t]] n. pln a plant, Brassica rapa ruvo: the bitter leaves and clustered flower buds are eaten as a vegetable …   From formal English to slang

  • Rabe — may refer to:urname Rabe is a German surname meaning raven and may refer to: * David Rabe * Eckard Rabe * Folke Rabe * Jean Rabe * John Rabe, a Nazi German businessman in Nanjing during Japanese occupation; known for rescuing more than 200,000… …   Wikipedia

  • broccoli raab — or broccoli rabe [räb] n. a plant (Brassica rapa ruvo) of the crucifer family with close clusters of small flowers and dark green, somewhat bitter leaves cooked as a vegetable * * * …   Universalium

  • broccoli raab — or broccoli rabe [räb] n. a plant (Brassica rapa ruvo) of the crucifer family with close clusters of small flowers and dark green, somewhat bitter leaves cooked as a vegetable …   English World dictionary

  • broccoli raab — noun 1. plant grown for its pungent edible leafy shoots • Syn: ↑broccoli rabe, ↑Brassica rapa ruvo • Hypernyms: ↑crucifer, ↑cruciferous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑Brassica, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • broccoli raab — noun see broccoli rabe …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • turnip broccoli. — See broccoli rabe. * * * …   Universalium

  • turnip broccoli. — See broccoli rabe …   Useful english dictionary

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