A budding cauliflower plant.



  • Brassica oleracea var. botrytis (variety), an annual variety of cabbage, of which the cluster of young flower stalks and buds is eaten as a vegetable.
  • The edible head or curd of a cauliflower plant.
  • The swelling of a cauliflower ear.



  • From 16th century cole-florye. Compare Latin caulis, French chou-fleur, Italian cavolfiore.

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