Meaning of calabrese in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkaləbriːs/

Translate calabrese into Spanish


mass noun
  • A bright green variety of broccoli with a dense head.

    ‘The species Brassica oleracea includes the vegetable crops cauliflower, cabbage, calabrese, and Brussels sprouts.’
    • ‘The Italian connection is maintained in the name of the vegetable calabrese, which refers to the Italian province of Calabria.’
    • ‘One of those is his calabrese and what he doesn't exhibit he sells to the Beggars' Arms for goodly sums.’
    • ‘Mrs Cox became the first lady to win the cup for the best collection of vegetables of calabrese, lettuce, beetroot, onions and courgettes.’
    • ‘There's a wide range of slab pizzas, with toppings like bocconcini, spicy calabrese, onions and cheese, fresh tomatoes, rapini and the all-dressed Motta special.’
    • ‘We're trying calabrese for the first time. I can't remember the variety.’
    • ‘Purple sprouting broccoli looks like a slight, weedy cousin of the fat green stems of calabrese that are available all year round.’
    • ‘Some of the best broccoli is grown in the south of Italy, hence the reason it is also called calabrese, from Calabria.’


1930s from Italian, literally ‘Calabrian’.