broccoli raabbroccoli raab
a plant (Brassica rapa ruvo) of the crucifer family with close clusters of greenish buds and dark-green, somewhat bitter leaves, cooked together as a vegetable
Origin of broccoli raabprobably ; from Italian broccoli di rapa, sprouts of the turnip: see broccoli and amp; rape
or broccoli rabe
A plant (Brassica rapa subsp. rapa) in the mustard family grown for its pungent leaves, which are eaten as a vegetable. Also called rapini.
Origin of broccoli raabItalian broccoli di rapa : broccoli, pl. diminutive of brocco, sprout, shoot; see broccoli + di, of (from Latin d&emacron;; see de–) + rapa, turnip; see rape2.