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Definition of "cauliflower" []

  • An herb (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis) in the mustard family, related to the cabbage and broccoli and having a whitish undeveloped flower with a large edible head. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cauliflower" in a sentence
  • "It's also where I learned the expression "cauliflower ears," which refers to the appearance of one's ears, my teacher's in particular, after they've been pummeled for several decades in succession."
  • "In fact, we like this best at room temperature, which has an added benefit: if you wait until the cauliflower is cool to sprinkle the bread crumbs on top, they'll stay good and crisp!"
  • "When the cauliflower is tender-crisp, turn off the heat and add the remaining cilantro and the yogurt, and toss."