broccoli rabe

[rahb]
noun
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] , broccoli rab [rahb] .
Also called Italian turnip, raab, turnip broccoli.


Origin:
perhaps alteration of Italian broccoli di rapa flowering tops of the turnip

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broccoli rabe

noun
1. plant grown for its pungent edible leafy shoots [syn: broccoli raab
2. slightly bitter dark green leaves and clustered flower buds 
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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.
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