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Noun: head cabbage
  1. Any of various cultivated cabbage plants having a short thick stalk and large compact head of edible usually green leaves
    - head cabbage plant, Brassica oleracea capitata
     
  2. Any of several varieties of cabbage having a large compact globular head; may be steamed, boiled, stir-fried or used raw in coleslaw

Derived forms: head cabbages

Type of: Brassica oleracea, cabbage, chou, cultivated cabbage