broccoli rabe

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.

perhaps alteration of Italian broccoli di rapa flowering tops of the turnip Unabridged
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broccoli rabe

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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