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Noun: vegetable  ve-j(i)-tu-bul
  1. Edible seeds, roots, stems, leaves, bulbs, tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant
    - veggie [informal], veg [Brit, informal]
  2. 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
  3. [informal] (derogatory) a person whose body or brain has been damaged so that they cannot interact with the surrounding environment
    - cabbage [Brit, informal]

Derived forms: vegetables

Type of: garden truck, green goods, green groceries, herb, herbaceous plant, produce

Part of: herb, herbaceous plant

Encyclopedia: Vegetable