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floret

a small flower, esp one of many making up the head of a composite flower
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floret

[′flȯr·ət]
(botany)
A small individual flower that is part of a compact group of flowers, such as the head of a composite plant or inflorescence.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The vitamin A content, however, is roughly five times lower in broccoli flowerets than in kale.
2 minutes: Runner beans (topped and tailed), carrots (whole, wiped clean), cauliflower (separated into large flowerets), leeks (whole or sliced), spinach (after washing each leaf), parsnips (young, cleaned, quartered or diced).
Cassie's lips exaggerate the words, "Tell me 'bout this one." Then she brushes her gritty fingers against the mauve flowerets bunched into delicate balls.
For a colorful salad try using sliced carrots, flowerets of cauliflower and broccoli, and sliced red and yellow peppers.
Notable Nutrients in Grapefruit (1/2 medium fruit, 4" in diameter) Calories: 41 Vitamin C: 44 milligrams (73% DV) Vitamin A: 42 to 1,187 International Units depending on variety (1% to 24% DV) Potassium: 178 milligrams (5% DV) Fiber: 1.4 grams (6% DV) DV = Daily Value Chilled Grapefruit-Broccoli Salad 2 grapefruit 1/4 cup low-calorie (fat-free) Italian salad dressing 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed 2 cups cooked broccoli flowerets, drained and chilled 1/4 pound mushrooms, sliced 1.
Out of those will come a million seeds and chafflike flowerets that will turn your pool into palm tree soup.
In the third part of the poem, the lovers transcend daemonic love to the celestial by dutifully climbing the "heavenly stair." The "humble and the poor," whose offerings of mountain flowers were rejected by the Daemon, are now told by God to "New flowerets bring," and that "Another round, a higher,/ Ye shall climb on the heavenly stair,/ And selfish preference forbear" (Poems 114).
(This recipe is featured on this month's cover.) 1/3 cup cannellini beans, soaked overnight 1/3 cup kidney beans, soaked overnight 8 ounces shell pasta 3 Tablespoons lemon juice or red wine vinegar 3 Tablespoons olive oil 1 Tablespoon water 1/2 Tablespoons tomato paste 1/2 Tablespoon fruit sweetener or vegan sugar 1 teaspoon basil 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional) 1/8 teaspoon thyme 2 cups broccoli flowerets 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes (about 6 to 8 halves) soaked in 1 cup boiling water 2 Tablespoons pitted, chopped kalamata olives 1/4 cup sliced green onions or finely chopped red onion Salt to taste 1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
(Makes 2-3 servings) 1 cup each broccoli flowerets and cauliflowerets 4-5 cherry tomatoes, halved 1/4 cup fat-free ranch dressing 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
standards and a practical means of calibration have hindered the wide scale use of ultrasonic flowerets in the natural gas industry.
Wrap raw vegetables like carrot and celery sticks, radishes, cauliflower and broccoli flowerets, and cucumber rounds in a damp paper towel and put them in a plastic bag to keep them crunchy.
Osso bucco cremolata (fork-tender braised veal shanks in zestful garlic herb sauce) resembled a still-life painting with pretty scored carrots, small broccoli flowerets, and crescent-shaped, lightly browned gnocchi.