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 for broccoli
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Broccoli \Broc"co*li\, n. [It. broccoli, pl. of broccolo sprout,
     cabbage sprout, dim. of brocco splinter. See Broach, n.]
     A plant of the Cabbage species ({Brassica oleracea) of many
     varieties, resembling the cauliflower. The "curd," or
     flowering head, is the part used for food.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: plant with dense clusters of tight green flower buds [syn:
           broccoli, Brassica oleracea italica]
      2: branched green undeveloped flower heads

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