Brócoli

Cauliflower broccoli plant growing in a vegetable garden.

Wild Col

Brassica oleracea var. italica

Broccoli (Wiktionary)

English

Alternative forms

  • broccolo (rare)
  • brocoli (archaic)

Etymology

1699, Italian broccoli, plural of broccolo (cabbage sprout, head), diminutive of brocco (shoot, sprout) (which is also the origin of brocade), from Latin broccus (pointed, sharp, projecting; buck-toothed), possibly of Gaulish origin, related to Proto-Celtic *brokkos (badger) or Proto-Celtic *brozdos (

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