Brassica oleracea

Definitions of Brassica oleracea
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n wild original of cultivated cabbages; common in western coastal Europe

Synonyms:
wild cabbage
Type of:
crucifer, cruciferous plant
any of various plants of the family Cruciferae

n any of various cultivars of the genus Brassica oleracea grown for their edible leaves or flowers

Synonyms:
cabbage, cultivated cabbage
Types:
Brassica oleracea capitata, head cabbage, head cabbage plant
any of various cultivated cabbage plants having a short thick stalk and large compact head of edible usually green leaves
savoy cabbage
cabbage plant with a compact head of crinkled leaves
red cabbage
cabbage plant with a compact head of reddish purple leaves
Type of:
crucifer, cruciferous plant
any of various plants of the family Cruciferae

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