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 for Cauliflower
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cauliflower \Cau"li*flow`er\, n. [F. choufleur, modified by E.
     Cole. L. caulis, and by E. flower; F. chou cabbage is fr. L.
     caulis stalk, cabbage, and fleur flower is fr. L. flos
     flower. See Cole, and Flower.]
     1. (Bot.) An annual variety of Brassica oleracea, or
        cabbage, of which the cluster of young flower stalks and
        buds is eaten as a vegetable.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. The edible head or "curd" of a cauliflower plant.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a plant having a large edible head of crowded white flower
           buds [syn: cauliflower, Brassica oleracea botrytis]
      2: compact head of white undeveloped flowers

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