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broccoli rabe

[rahb] /rɑb/
noun
1.
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)
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Also called Italian turnip, raab, turnip broccoli.
Origin
perhaps alteration of Italian broccoli di rapa flowering tops of the turnip
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Examples from the web for broccoli rabe
  • 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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