vegetable

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Etymology[edit]

(1350-1400) Middle English (adj.), from Latin vegetabilis (able to live and grow), derived from Latin vegetare (to enliven)

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Noun[edit]

vegetable (plural vegetables)

  1. Any plant.
  2. 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.
  3. The edible part of such a plant.
  4. (figuratively, derogatory) A person whose brain (or, infrequently, body) has been damaged so that they cannot interact with the surrounding environment; a brain-dead person.

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  • (derogatory term for a person with brain damage): cabbage

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Adjective[edit]

vegetable (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to plants.
  2. Of or relating to vegetables.

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