1. broccoli => broach => brooch.
2. brocade => broach => brooch.
- brooch:  English acquired brooch from Old French broche, a source it returned to a century later to borrow broach. The French word meant ‘long needle’, and at first a brooch was simply a decorative pin whose main function was to fasten a garment. Over the centuries the decorative role has replaced the practical one.
- brooch (n.)
- early 13c., from Old French broche "long needle" (see broach (n.)). Specialized meaning led 14c. to distinct spelling.
- 1. The brooch dates back to the fourth century BC.
- 2. Her brooch caught the rays of the setting sun.
- 3. She pinned a large amethyst brooch to her lapel.
- 4. She was wearing a small silver brooch.
- 5. That little girl is wearing a cameo brooch.
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