Definition of broccoli rabe in English:

broccoli rabe

Syllabification: broc·co·li rabe
Pronunciation: /ˌbräk(ə)lē ˈräb
(also broccoli raab)


A vegetable related to the turnip, grown for its broccoli-like buds and bitter-flavored greens. Also called rapini.
More example sentences
  • I'd love to see what this woman could do with broccoli rabe, fresh artichokes and green beans.
  • Suffice it to say that the ones with the yellow flowers are my favorite; they're called yu choy, or yellow flowering Chinese cabbage, and they taste like a mild broccoli rabe.
  • A recent summer menu included garden green gazpacho with yogurt sorbet, roasted chicken from the property with farro, spinach and sugar snap peas, and spinach and pork tortellini with morels, broccoli rabe and cauliflower.

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