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Broccoli and calabrese

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Yes, this indeed a post about the green sprouting vegetable called broccoli. In fact, the English word ‘broccoli’ originates from the plural of the Italian ‘broccolo’, which–according to English Wikipedia–refers to the flowering top of a cabbage. I haven’t found this definition anywhere else so can’t confirm it. However, a ‘broccolo’ can also be used as a fun insult: e.g. “Che broccolo!” or “What a dumb/stupid person.”