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Old 02-09-2008, 08:23 AM posted to
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On Tue, 19 Aug 2008 21:23:21 +0200, Martin S

I've been searching for a few days now, but haven't found what Cola Flora
is. As in "then take Cola Flora, and wash it clean, and parboil it very
well." My only guess (based on the sound) is cauliflower but it sound
horrible in a chicken soup.
Any better suggestions?

Old time cookery and brewing:

I guess you are right in your interpretation of the word as signifying
today's cauliflower.

What vintage is your quotation?

The OED gives as forms since 1597:

colieflorie, cole-flory, -florie, coly-flory, coley-florey,
colliflory, coleflower, colly-flowre, coly-, cauly-, caully-,
cawly-flower, collyflower, colliflower.