Broccoli-raab meaning

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A plant (Brassica rapa subsp. rapa) in the mustard family grown for its pungent leaves, which are eaten as a vegetable.
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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.
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Origin of broccoli-raab

  • Italian broccoli di rapa broccoli pl. diminutive of brocco sprout, shoot broccoli di of (from Latin de–) rapa turnip rape2
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition