broccoli raab definition by American Heritage Dictionary
or broccoli rabenoun
A vegetable plant (Brassica rapa) related to the turnip and grown for its pungent leafy shoots. Also called rapini.
Origin: Italian broccoli di rapa : broccoli, pl. diminutive of brocco, sprout, shoot; see broccoli + di, of (from Latin dē; see de-) + rapa, turnip; see rape2.