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vegetable

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adjective veg·e·ta·ble \ˈvej-tə-bəl, ˈve-jə-\

Definition of vegetable

  1. 1 a :  of, relating to, constituting, or growing like plants b :  consisting of plants :  vegetational

  2. 2 :  made from, obtained from, or containing plants or plant products <vegetable soup> <vegetable fat>

  3. 3 :  resembling or suggesting a plant (as in inertness or passivity)



Origin of vegetable

Middle English, from Medieval Latin vegetabilis vegetative, from vegetare to grow, from Latin, to animate, from vegetus lively, from vegēre to enliven — more at wake


First Known Use: 15th century


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vegetable

noun veg·e·ta·ble

Definition of vegetable

  1. 1 :  plant 1b

  2. 2 :  a usually herbaceous plant (as the cabbage, bean, or potato) grown for an edible part that is usually eaten as part of a meal; also :  such an edible part

  3. 3 :  a person whose mental and physical functioning is severely impaired and especially one who requires supportive measures (as mechanical ventilation) to survive



Examples of vegetable in a sentence

  1. The doctor said I should eat more fruits and vegetables.

  2. a bowl of vegetable soup

  3. The accident had left him a vegetable.



15th Century

First Known Use of vegetable

15th century



VEGETABLE Defined for Kids

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vegetable

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adjective veg·e·ta·ble \ˈvej-tə-bəl, ˈve-jə-tə-\

Definition of vegetable for Students

  1. :  containing or made from plants or parts of plants <vegetable oil>




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vegetable

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noun veg·e·ta·ble

Definition of vegetable for Students

  1. 1 :  a plant or plant part (as lettuce, broccoli, or peas) grown for use as food and eaten raw or cooked usually as part of a meal

  2. 2 :  2plant 1





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