Definition of 'vegetable'


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1. Any plant.

2. The edible part of such a plant.

3. figuratively A person whose brain (or, infrequently, body) has been damaged so that they cannot interact with the surrounding environment; a brain-dead person.

4. A plant raised for some edible part of it, such as the leaves, roots, fruit or flowers, but excluding any plant considered to be a fruit, grain, or spice in the culinary sense.

5. Offensive Slang One who is severely impaired mentally and physically, as by brain injury or disease.

6. A plant cultivated for its edible parts, such as the roots of the beet, the leaves of spinach, the flower buds of broccoli, or the fruit or seeds of certain species, as beans, corn, and squash.

7. A member of the vegetable kingdom, especially a green plant.

8. A person who has permanently lost consciousness, due to damage to the brain, but remains alive; sometimes continued life requires support by machinery such as breathing tubes. Such a person is said to be in a vegetative state.

9. (Biol.) A plant. See plant.

10. A plant used or cultivated for food for man or domestic animals, as the cabbage, turnip, potato, bean, dandelion, etc.; also, the edible part of such a plant, as prepared for market or the table.

11. any of various herbaceous plants cultivated for an edible part such as the fruit or the root of the beet or the leaf of spinach or the seeds of bean plants or the flower buds of broccoli or cauliflower

12. A plant. See plant.

13. In a more limited sense, a herbaceous plant used wholly or in part for culinary purposes, or for feeding cattle, sheep, or other animals, as cabbage, cauliflower, turnips, potatoes, spinach, peas, and beans. The whole plant may be so used, or its tops or leaves, or its roots, tubers, etc., or its fruit or seed.

14. Of or relating to vegetables.

15. Of or relating to plants.

16. Made from or with edible plants or plant parts.

17. Growing or reproducing like a plant.

18. Of, relating to, or derived from plants or a plant.

19. (Nat. Hist.) that primary division of living things which includes all plants. The classes of the vegetable kingdom have been grouped differently by various botanists. The following is one of the best of the many arrangements of the principal subdivisions.

20. (Chem.) an alkaloid.

21. (Bot.) the oyster plant. See under Oyster.

22. (Bot.) an egg-shaped gourd, commonly eight to ten inches long. It is noted for the very tender quality of its flesh, and is a favorite culinary vegetable in England. It has been said to be of Persian origin, but is now thought to have been derived from a form of the American pumpkin.

23. a waxy excretion on the leaves or fruits of certain plants, as the bayberry.

24. See Ivory nut, under Ivory.

25. See 1st Loof.

26. a substance resembling tallow, obtained from various plants; as, Chinese vegetable tallow, obtained from the seeds of the tallow tree. Indian vegetable tallow is a name sometimes given to piney tallow.

27. (Bot.) See Vegetable leather, under Leather.

28. (Bot.) a name of several kinds of concrete vegetable oil; as that produced by the Indian butter tree, the African shea tree, and the Pentadesma butyracea, a tree of the order Guttiferæ, also African. Still another kind is pressed from the seeds of cocoa (Theobroma).

29. a textile material, manufactured in Germany from pine-needle wool, a down or fiber obtained from the leaves of the Pinus sylvestris.

30. See Pectin.

31. Consisting of, or comprising, plants.

32. (Bot.) See Vegetable sulphur, below.

33. papyrine.

34. (Bot.) a white woolly plant (Raoulia eximia) of New Zealand, which grows in the form of large fleecy cushions on the mountains.

35. the fine and highly inflammable spores of the club moss (Lycopodium clavatum); witch meal.

36. a cottonlike, fibrous material obtained from the coating of the seeds of a Brazilian tree (Chorisia speciosa). It is used for various purposes, as for stuffing cushions, and the like, but is incapable of being spun on account of a want of cohesion among the fibers.

37. Of or pertaining to plants; having the nature of, or produced by, plants

38. (Nat. Hist.) See the last Phrase, below.

39. Analkaloid.


1. They had a farm back home where they grew fruit and vegetables.

2. Roast for ½ hour or until the vegetables are almost cooked.

3. He changed his diet, eating lots of fresh fish and vegetables and cutting carbs and sugar.

4. Stir the meat into the vegetables, stirring until browned.

5. FULL of healthy vegetables, soups are a delicious way to boost your goodness intake.

6. Science has made it clear that a diet rich in fruit and vegetables is good for you.

7. The prices of meat and vegetables were at record highs.

8. If there is a choice between using fresh vegetables and canned foods always choose the former.

9. Yet almost half were eating just two servings of fruit or vegetables a day or less.

10. Most of all make fresh fruit and vegetables a substantial part of your diet.

11. Almost all say that they try to eat fruit and vegetables.

12. Remove the meat and vegetables from the pan and serve together.

13. Try to eat at least one piece of fruit a day and get a good variety of vegetables.

14. Drizzle the lamb and vegetables with 1 tbsp oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

15. ‘Both dishes came with a mountain of fresh vegetables - spinach, carrots and green beans.’

16. ‘Why not consider taking on an allotment and growing your own fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs.’

17. ‘Scottish diets are high in fat and there is a marked deficiency of fruit and vegetables.’

18. ‘He sells his fruit and vegetables locally for prices little higher than those for non-organic produce.’

19. ‘Most of the vegetables and fruit are grown organically on the estate and they also produce their own honey.’

20. ‘She eats a lot of fruits and vegetables, but also red meat, poultry and fish from time to time.’

21. ‘Garlic, oats, fresh fruit and fresh vegetables all help lower bad cholesterol - as does red wine.’

22. ‘If you don't like spinach, try other green vegetables such as beans or bok choy.’

23. ‘There is no limit to what you can grow, from sweet peas to all types of vegetables and soft fruit.’

24. ‘Stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables to replenish the nutrients your body craves.’

25. ‘Just about any book or article on nutrition recommends that we eat leafy green vegetables.’

26. ‘Janet stood in her kitchen chopping vegetables for salad.’

27. ‘My parents still make a living selling vegetables at farmers markets.’

28. ‘The potato is the vegetable of choice in the United States.’

29. ‘The obvious choices are healthy vegetables like carrots, celery, and cherry tomatoes.’

30. ‘Fruit and vegetables also contain non-essential nutrients called phytochemicals, which have some potent properties.’

31. ‘vegetables like broccoli will soak up flavour best.’

32. ‘The buffet-style meals include homemade tortillas, scrambled eggs, and vegetable soup with rice.’

33. ‘The children received cooking classes from local chefs who introduced them to cooking healthy foods such as vegetable soup and home made pizzas.’

34. ‘A glass of fresh vegetable juice is a healthy snack that will provide your body with important nutrients.’

35. ‘I lived on vegetable stew, which became by Monday spicy vegetable stew and by Wednesday vegetable curry.’

36. ‘However, the commercial fish food is designed to offer a nutrient-rich and balanced diet, and it contains both animal and vegetable matter.’

37. ‘Natural fibers may be of animal, vegetable, or mineral origin.’

38. ‘Seeds and insects are part of their diet year round, but the ratio of animal and vegetable matter fluctuates throughout the year.’

39. ‘They probably eat more vegetable than animal matter over the course of a year.’

40. ‘Its diet consists chiefly of vegetable matter, but it also eats small animals.’

41. ‘The officers found a ‘greenish slab of vegetable substance believed to be cannabis’ when they searched his bag.’

42. ‘It is one of the most commonly found saturated fatty acids and it occurs as glycerides in the majority of animal and vegetable fats.’

43. ‘Most fungi of the Phylum Chytridiomycota break down vegetable matter in aquatic systems, but some are parasitic on diatoms or insects.’

44. ‘The vast majority of the House Finch's diet is vegetable matter - seeds, buds, berries, and nectar.’

45. ‘Originally, perfumes came from animal and vegetable sources.’

46. ‘The European Union has instituted some tough new measures requiring that all cut flowers be whole, fresh and free of animal or vegetable parasites.’

47. ‘Terrestrial orchids grow in the humus - the rich, loose top layer of soil that is made up of decaying leaves and vegetable matter.’

48. ‘Rock Sandpipers are unusual among shorebirds in that they commonly eat vegetable matter, including seeds, berries, moss, and algae.’

49. ‘Black Rot is a devastating fungal disease which infects many vegetable species, especially crucifers.’

50. ‘They typically eat insects and floating vegetable matter but their diet also includes zooplankton, aquatic insect larvae, and worms.’

51. ‘You can do some basic modifications to some diesel engines, which will basically let you use vegetable and animal oils to run your car.’

52. ‘Fats and oils are obtained from vegetable and animal sources.’

53. ‘They feed insects and spiders to their young, but adults eat more than 90% vegetable matter throughout the year.’

54. ‘Connoisseurs consider continental chocolate, made from just cocoa beans and cocoa butter, superior to British chocolate, which has vegetable fat added.’

55. ‘In the vegetable kingdom, as winter approaches, the life force transfers to the roots.’

56. vegetables are healthy for you

Other users have misspelling vegetable as:

1. vegtable 10.66%

2. vegetale 4.1%

3. vegitable 3.69%

4. vegatable 2.46%

5. vegetabl 1.64%

6. vagitable 1.64%

7. vagateble 1.23%

8. Other 74.58%

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