green vegetable

noun

Definition of green vegetable 

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

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Parents might wish that Dr. Seuss had extolled eating green vegetables instead of green eggs and ham. Laurel Graeber, New York Times, "7 Things to Do With Your Kids in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 10 May 2018 The ingredients are all visible, one after another, like bullet points on a to-do list: tofu, green vegetables, quinoa, some kind of obscure seeds. Bee Wilson, WSJ, "The Comfort of Bowl Food," 13 July 2018 Also known as rapini, the green vegetable is a little bitter in flavor. Jim Shahin, charlotteobserver, "Go for grateness: 6 simple rules for grilling productively," 12 June 2018 These kinds of foods can make your poop change color because of their chlorophyll, a plant pigment that gives green vegetables their hue, Dr. Shen says. Korin Miller, SELF, "Here Are All the Things That Can Cause Bizarre Green Poop," 30 May 2018 The farm, which began production late last year, is on an 800-square-meter plot of land in one of Dubai's main industrial areas, and produces two hundred boxes of green vegetables a day. Rabiya Jaffery, The Christian Science Monitor, "UAE tries vertical farming to produce food with little water," 10 May 2018 Industry members established a voluntary marketing agreement, under which participating handlers of leafy green vegetables agree to buy produce only from farms that follow specific safety procedures. Jesse Newman, WSJ, "Regulators Hunt for Source of Lettuce-Borne E.Coli Outbreak," 27 Apr. 2018 The tradition began in 1962, when a pipe fitters union—with permission from the mayor—poured 100 pounds of green vegetable dye into the river. Brynn Mannino, Woman's Day, "St. Patrick's Day Around the World," 17 Mar. 2015 For example, dark-green vegetables provide the most vitamin K, red and orange vegetables the most vitamin A, legumes [beans and peas] the most dietary fiber, and starchy vegetables the most potassium. NBC News, "How I learned to love (or at least tolerate) vegetables," 26 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of green vegetable

1826, in the meaning defined above

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