A vegetable with white, edible florets (similar to broccoli) and a green stalk. Cauliflower has a slightly nutty, mild flavor.
May have originated in the eastern Mediterranean region.
The British introduced cauliflower to India in 1822.
Miniature cauliflower is now harvested and marketed; each head measures approximately three inches in diameter.
The Diner’s Dictionary Word Origins of Food and Drink 2nd ed. By John Atyo (2012)
New Oxford Book of Food Plants by John Vaughan et al. (2009)
Vegetable Crops by T.R. Gopalakrishnan (2007)