Meaning of “broccoli” in the English Dictionary

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"broccoli" in British English

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broccolinoun [ U ]

uk /ˈbrɒk.əl.i/ us /ˈbrɑː.kəl.i/

Examples from literature

  • Broccoli if not fresh is apt to be bitter in spite of good cooking. 
  • But both samples of broccoli appear and taste more or less alike. 
  • It is said that a large proportion of broccoli is used in the manufacture of pickles. 
  • So she had to add one small serving of cooked vegetable per day, usually broccoli or steamed kale. 
  • This makes a mild, pleasantly pungent sauce, to enliven the cabbage family—hot cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage and Brussels sprouts. 

(Definition of “broccoli” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"broccoli" in American English

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broccolinoun [ U ]

us /ˈbrɑ·kə·li, ˈbrɑk·li/

a vegetable with a thick, green stem and a dense, green top

(Definition of “broccoli” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)