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The LanguaL 2017™ Thesaurus  -  Details for descriptor B1443

 Updated 2018-06-12


Descriptor    BROCCOLI
Synonym(s)brassica oleracea l. convar. botrytis var. italica; brassica oleracea var. botrytis; brassica oleracea var. italica 
Scope note 
Taxon Info 
Scientific family    Brassicaceae  [ITIS TSN 22669] 
Scientific name(s)   Brassica oleracea var. botrytis L.  [ITIS TSN 530957] 
 Brassica oleracea L. var. italica Plenck  [GRIN-Global Nomen 105447] 
 Brassica oleracea L. var. botrytis L.  [PLANTS Symbol ] 
 Brassica oleracea L. var. botrytis L.  [DPNL 2003] 
 Brassica oleracea L. convar. botrytis (L.) Alef. var. italica Plenck  [EuroFIR-NETTOX 2007 No. 53] 
  [Mansfeld taxid 37506 ] 
Broccoli is a plant in the cabbage family, whose large flower head is used as a vegetable. The word broccoli, from the Italian plural of broccolo, refers to "the flowering top of a cabbage". Broccoli is usually boiled or steamed, but may be eaten raw and has become popular as a raw vegetable in hors d'oeuvre trays.
Broccoli is classified in the Italica cultivar group of the species Brassica oleracea. Broccoli has large flower heads, usually green in color, arranged in a tree-like fashion on branches sprouting from a thick, edible stalk. The mass of flower heads is surrounded by leaves. Broccoli most closely resembles cauliflower, which is a different cultivar group of the same species.
[Source: Wikipedia]
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