green vegetable


: a vegetable whose foliage or foliage-bearing stalks are the chief edible part

Examples of green vegetable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unlike green vegetables, potatoes are high in carbohydrates and starches. Stephanie Brown, Verywell Health, 27 Dec. 2023 Leafy green vegetables provide important vitamins and minerals for everyone’s diet. Bethany Thayer, Detroit Free Press, 16 Mar. 2024 The Flex Farms can produce more than 300 pounds of fresh leafy green vegetables in less than a month. Journal Sentinel, 30 Jan. 2024 Good sources of iron include nuts, tofu, legumes and dark leafy green vegetables like spinach and broccoli. Dani Blum, New York Times, 6 Jan. 2023 According to the report, Curry was found in possession of 216 grams of meth and 10 grams of green vegetable matter. Parker Mancino,, 5 Feb. 2024 Think leafy green vegetables, fresh fruits and whole grains. Katia Hetter, CNN, 22 Feb. 2024 Even those who may not usually love the green vegetable will love scooping up this appetizer. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 15 Feb. 2024 Grated lemon zest adds zip to green vegetables — added last-minute, to avoid discoloring - and perfumes whipped cream for plopping on pie slices. Bonnie S. Benwick, Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of green vegetable was in 1826

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“Green vegetable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

green vegetable

: a vegetable that has the edible parts rich in chlorophyll and is an important source of vitamins
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