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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.

Cabbage Quotations

Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
Mark Twain

Cabbage: a familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head.
Ambrose Bierce

An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.
H. L. Mencken

I'd say I'm a good cook. I have a lot of German recipes that I can make - schnitzel, meatballs and things with cabbage. I love cabbage.
Heidi Klum

My maternal grandmother made fantastic ox tongue with velvety roasted potatoes. She cooked sweet red cabbage and lovely cauliflower with butter and bread crumbs.
Yotam Ottolenghi
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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
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