green vegetable

noun

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 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 Among other things, the MIND diet calls for berries, leafy green vegetables, seafood, whole grains, beans,... James R. Hagerty, WSJ, 28 Feb. 2020 The restaurant also serves a type of green vegetable with purple leaves and stems, similar in taste to gai lan, or Chinese broccoli, that is primarily grown in Hubei (the restaurant’s is grown in Southern California). Momo Chang, SFChronicle.com, 16 Mar. 2020 Leafy green vegetables account for 12 of those outbreaks, more than any other source. Christine Haughney, BostonGlobe.com, 24 Jan. 2020 More flexibility on the types of vegetables offered could lead to meals dominated by starchy foods, like potatoes, which are cheaper than green vegetables. New York Times, 17 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of green vegetable

1826, in the meaning defined above

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6 Jun 2021

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“Green vegetable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/green%20vegetable. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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