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Definition of Cabbage


  1. An esculent vegetable of many varieties, derived from the wild Brassica oleracea of Europe. The common cabbage has a compact head of leaves. The cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, etc., are sometimes classed as cabbages.
  2. The terminal bud of certain palm trees, used, like, cabbage, for food. See Cabbage tree, below.
  3. The cabbage palmetto. See below.
  4. To form a head like that the cabbage; as, to make lettuce cabbage.
  5. To purloin or embezzle, as the pieces of cloth remaining after cutting out a garment; to pilfer.
  6. Cloth or clippings cabbaged or purloined by one who cuts out garments.
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Cabbage Translations

cabbage in Dutch is kool
cabbage in Finnish is kaali
cabbage in French is chou
cabbage in German is Kohl
cabbage in Portuguese is repolho, couve
cabbage in Spanish is col