cau·li·flow·er (kôlĭ-flou′ər, -lē-, kŏlĭ-, kŏlē-)
1. A plant (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis) in the mustard family, having a large whitish head of undeveloped flowers.
2. The flower head of this plant, eaten as a vegetable.
[Probably alteration (influenced by FLOWER) of New Latin cauliflōra : Latin caulis, stem + Latin flōs, flōr-, flower; see FLOWER.]
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Brassica oleracea var. botrytis
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