cau·li·flow·er /ˈkɔlɪˌflaʊ(ə)r, ˈkɑ-/
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.
2. The edible head or “curd” of a cauliflower plant.
n 1: a plant having a large edible head of crowded white flower
buds [syn: Brassica oleracea botrytis]
2: compact head of white undeveloped flowers