One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A bright green variety of broccoli with a dense head.
- ‘One of those is his calabrese and what he doesn't exhibit he sells to the Beggars' Arms for goodly sums.’
- ‘Some of the best broccoli is grown in the south of Italy, hence the reason it is also called calabrese, from Calabria.’
- ‘The Italian connection is maintained in the name of the vegetable calabrese, which refers to the Italian province of Calabria.’
- ‘There's a wide range of slab pizzas, with toppings like bocconcini, spicy calabrese, onions and cheese, fresh tomatoes, rapini and the all-dressed Motta special.’
- ‘We're trying calabrese for the first time. I can't remember the variety.’
- ‘Purple sprouting broccoli looks like a slight, weedy cousin of the fat green stems of calabrese that are available all year round.’
- ‘Mrs Cox became the first lady to win the cup for the best collection of vegetables of calabrese, lettuce, beetroot, onions and courgettes.’
- ‘The species Brassica oleracea includes the vegetable crops cauliflower, cabbage, calabrese, and Brussels sprouts.’
1930s: from Italian, literally ‘Calabrian’.
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