cauliflower

(redirected from Cauliflowers)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

cauliflower

(kô`lĭflou'ər, käl`ĭ–), variety of cabbagecabbage,
leafy garden vegetable of many widely dissimilar varieties, all probably descended from the wild, or sea, cabbage (Brassica oleracea) of the family Cruciferae (or Brassicaceae; mustard family), found on the coasts of Europe.
..... Click the link for more information.
, with an edible head of condensed flowers and flower stems. Broccoli is the horticultural variety (botrytis); both were cultivated in Roman times. Cauliflower is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
..... Click the link for more information.
, class Magnoliopsida, order Capparales (or Brassicales), family Cruciferae (or Brassicaceae).

cauliflower

[′kȯl·ə‚flau̇·ər]
(botany)
Brassica oleracea var. botrytis. A biennial crucifer of the order Capparales grown for its edible white head or curd, which is a tight mass of flower stalks.

cauliflower

1. a variety of cabbage, Brassica oleracea botrytis, having a large edible head of crowded white flowers on a very short thick stem
2. the flower head of this plant, used as a vegetable
References in periodicals archive ?
LAHORE: Low prices of vegetables have stopped to cause a hole in the consumers' pockets except for cauliflower, owing to better supply in the market, Pakistan Today has observed.
Once that happens they will open out into flowers and then you will lose your cauliflower.
Cauliflower is one of several vegetables in the species Brassica oleracea, in the family Brassicaceae.
The move is hoped to help improve cauliflower popularity after it was overtaken by broccoli.
It is important that you cook the florets small enough, otherwise the weight of the cauliflower will sink to the bottom of the fryer too quickly and stick.
WHEN was the last time that you had a piece of raw cauliflower with a garlic dip or a large dish of crispy steaming cauliflower cheese to tuck into?
We are thrilled that the judges were impressed because great attention to detail went into developing meals that are authentically Welsh, from the cauliflowers, leeks and potatoes to the Cadog cheese, milk and butter.
Cauliflowers are not an easy vegetable to grow, they need rich, deep soil.
It tastes the same as a white cauliflower and contains the same minerals and vitamins.
The effect is that shoppers will see cauliflowers rise to pounds 1.