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1cabbage

noun, cab·bage often attributive \ˈka-bij\

Definition of CABBAGE

1
a :  any of several brassicas (Brassica oleracea) of European origin; especially :  a leafy garden plant (Brassica oleracea capitata) with a short stem and a dense globular head of usually green leaves that is used as a vegetable
b :  any of several plants related to or resembling cabbage
2
slang :  money, cash
cab·bagey also cab·bagy \-bə-jē\ adjective

Origin of CABBAGE

Middle English caboche, from Middle French dialect (Norman & Picard), literally, head, noggin
First Known Use: 15th century

2cabbage

noun

Definition of CABBAGE

:  pieces of cloth left in cutting out garments and traditionally kept by tailors as perquisites

Origin of CABBAGE

perhaps by folk etymology from Middle French cabas cheating, theft

3cabbage

verb
cab·bagedcab·bag·ing

Definition of CABBAGE

transitive verb
:  steal, filch

First Known Use of CABBAGE

1691
CABBAGING Defined for Kids

cabbage

noun cab·bage \ˈka-bij\

Definition of CABBAGE for Kids

:  a garden plant related to the turnips that has a round firm head of leaves used as a vegetable

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