Meaning of “cauliflower” in the English Dictionary

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"cauliflower" in British English

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cauliflowernoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈkɒl.ɪˌflaʊ.ər/ us /ˈkɑː.ləˌflaʊ.ɚ/ UK informal cauli

Examples from literature

  • Cauliflower prospers best in a cool climate. 
  • Cook the cauliflower one hour in salt and water. 
  • Dip each branch of the cauliflower into the mixture, and fry them in hot fat. 
  • I gathered some barley, and noticed cauliflowers planted in rows. 
  • Stir in the cheese and pour the sauce over the cauliflower. 

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

"cauliflower" in American English

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cauliflowernoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈkɑl·ɪˌflɑʊ·ər, ˈkɔ·lɪ-, -ˌflɑʊər/

a firm, round, white vegetable that is eaten cooked or raw

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