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broccoli rabe

[rahb] /rɑb/
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] /rɑb/ (Show IPA),
broccoli rab
[rahb] /rɑb/ (Show IPA)
Also called Italian turnip, raab, turnip broccoli.
Origin of broccoli rabe
perhaps alteration of Italian broccoli di rapa flowering tops of the turnip Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • We had chickpeas, broccoli rabe and garden tomatoes.
  • Choose from chard, beet greens or kale, mustard and turnip greens or broccoli rabe.
  • They dressed sautéed broccoli rabe with dried scallops.
  • broccoli rabe with sausage and pappardelle is a popular pasta dish.
  • He made chicken cacciatore, roasted potatoes, and broccoli rabe.
  • There's scrapple in my freezer case, broccoli rabe in my produce aisle.

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