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Definition of Vegetable

Vegetable

  1. Of or pertaining to plants; having the nature of, or produced by, plants; as, a vegetable nature; vegetable growths, juices, etc.
  2. Consisting of, or comprising, plants; as, the vegetable kingdom.
  3. Plants having distinct flowers and true seeds.
  4. Plants without true flowers, and reproduced by minute spores of various kinds, or by simple cell division.
  5. A plant. See Plant.
  6. A plant used or cultivated for food for man or domestic animals, as the cabbage, turnip, potato, bean, dandelion, etc.; also, the edible part of such a plant, as prepared for market or the table.

Vegetable Quotations

Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself.
Henry David Thoreau

An onion can make people cry but there's never been a vegetable that can make people laugh.
Will Rogers

Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.
William Blake

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

A vegetable garden in the beginning looks so promising and then after all little by little it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables.
Gertrude Stein
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Vegetable Translations

vegetable in Afrikaans is groente
vegetable in Dutch is groente
vegetable in Finnish is vihannes
vegetable in Italian is pianta
vegetable in Portuguese is legume, vegetal
vegetable in Spanish is verduras
vegetable in Swedish is vegetabilisk

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