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 The dressing works well for other green vegetables, including spinach, and for cold chicken. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Banish the thought of boring green beans when you add a healthy dose of ginger," 9 Dec. 2019 Among other things, the MIND diet calls for berries, leafy green vegetables, seafood, whole grains, beans,... James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Martha Clare Morris Devised a Diet to Reduce Risks of Dementia," 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,, "Bay Area’s only Hubei-style restaurant stays open despite coronavirus fears," 16 Mar. 2020 Leafy green vegetables account for 12 of those outbreaks, more than any other source. Christine Haughney,, "THE UNCOUNTED: Many E. coli victims are excluded from the official tally," 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, "Trump Targets Michelle Obama’s School Nutrition Guidelines on Her Birthday," 17 Jan. 2020 Still, most of us don’t yet think of seaweed as a comparable alternative to green vegetables like kale and spinach. Christine Byrne, Outside Online, "The Best (and Worst) Nutrition Advice of 2019," 1 Jan. 2020 Everything else on the table is pretty rich and creamy or salty and sweet, so this is the moment for a crisp, lemony, somewhat-fresh green vegetable. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "Small kitchen, big Thanksgiving," 18 Nov. 2019 So, yes, carrots are good for eyesight, but other foods rich in beta carotene, such as sweet potatoes, squash and leafy green vegetables, have the same benefits. Cara Rosenbloom,, "What science has to say about these age-old health adages," 18 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of green vegetable

1826, in the meaning defined above

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28 May 2020

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“Green vegetable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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