cabbagehead

noun

1
: the compact head formed by the leaves of a cabbage
2
: a thick-witted person
3
: an abnormal growth in rutabagas caused by the larvae of a gall midge (Contarinia nasturtii) feeding in the basal part of the stalks

Word History

First Known Use

1682, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of cabbagehead was in 1682

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“Cabbagehead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cabbagehead. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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