Cauliflower is a garden plant related to cabbage. The edible part of the plant is its head of compact, white flowers.
Cauliflower is a versatile vegetable that can be prepared in many different ways. It can be roasted, boiled, steamed, or even eaten raw.
While cauliflower is typically white, some varieties are purple, green, or even orange. Orange cauliflower has more vitamin A than the white variety, while purple cauliflower has more antioxidants.
Someone is said to have a cauliflower ear when his ear looks thickened or deformed from receiving many blows in sports like boxing and rugby.
Mickey boxed for many years when he was a young man. All the blows he suffered really left a mark; that's why he has a cauliflower ear.
Cauliflower ear is very common among those who play rugby. To prevent it, players should wear protective headgear.
A beet is a garden plant with thick leaves and a round red root. Beet also refers specifically to the root of the plant, which is eaten as a vegetable.
There are four different types of beets; one is called the sugar beet because it is used to process a type of sugar.
Americans will say that someone goes beet red or turns beet red when his or her face turns red from embarrassment. British people will say they turn beetroot.
As Caroline walked up to the podium, she slipped on a step and fell down in front of the entire school. She still was beet red when she started her speech.
I turned beetroot when I realised that my sister had caught me singing to myself as I looked in the mirror.