Definitions for: Cauliflower

[n] compact head of white undeveloped flowers
[n] a plant having a large edible head of crowded white flower buds

Webster (1913) Definition: Cau"li*flow`er, n. [F. choufleur, modified by E.
Cole. L. caulis, and by E. flower; F. chou cabbage is fr. L.
caulis stalk, cabbage, and fleur flower is fr. L. flos
flower. See Cole, and Flower.]
1. (Bot.) An annual variety of Brassica oleracea, or
cabbage, of which the cluster of young flower stalks and
buds is eaten as a vegetable.

2. The edible head or ``curd'' of a cauliflower plant.

Synonyms: Brassica oleracea botrytis

See Also: Brassica oleracea botrytis, cauliflower, cauliflower, crucifer, cruciferous plant, cruciferous vegetable

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