broccoli (also known as broccoli)
Cultivated variety of cabbage that looks a lot like cauliflower but bears green sprouts.
Where does it come from?
From Dutch broccoli (1779). The Dutch broccoli comes from Italian broccoli. The plural of broccoli ‘sprout (of cabbage)’, which is diminutive of pitcher ‘splinter, stump’.
Sources Etymology dictionary of Afrikaans (EWA), Handbook of the Afrikaans Language (HAT)
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