green vegetable


Definition of 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 Oh sure, that leafy green vegetable that Popeye relied on so heavily is fine and dandy, but that thick stuff that runs along the fairways of golf courses far and wide? Jim Mcbride,, 10 June 2022 Just another reason to add the green vegetable to your menu sometime soon. Olivia Muenter, Woman's Day, 12 May 2022 Dedicated to all things asparagus, the National Asparagus Festival has been celebrating the green vegetable since 1974 as the longest-running asparagus festival in the country. Kiran Saini, Detroit Free Press, 23 Apr. 2022 Even among the green vegetable-averse, snap peas aren’t typically a hard sell. Washington Post, 16 Apr. 2022 Olshan served up crunchy Brussels sprouts, which look and taste like the ubiquitous appetizer on so many trendy Manhattan menus, thin crispy wisps of the green vegetable. Sharon Edelson, Forbes, 2 June 2021 This noodle side dish calls for spinach, but any green vegetable — broccoli, green beans or peas — can be used. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 2 Nov. 2020 Enjoy sautéed broccoli alone or as part of a vegetable stir-fry. Move over collards and turnip greens, this green vegetable deserves a spot on the table. Patricia S York, Southern Living, 18 Sep. 2020 The dressing works well for other green vegetables, including spinach, and for cold chicken. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 9 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of green vegetable

1826, in the meaning defined above

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30 Jun 2022

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“Green vegetable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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