\ ˈvej How to pronounce veg (audio) \
plural veg

Definition of veg

chiefly British

Examples of veg in a Sentence

Would you like some veg?
Recent Examples on the Web In returning to veg-growing, America is rediscovering its better self. The Economist, "Growing your own food America rediscovers the joys of vegetable-growing," 20 June 2020 And your favorite root veg — sweet potato, butternut squash, turnip — instead of carrot. Washington Post, "Harissa-Roasted Carrot and Bean Dip," 10 May 2020 Kari found 7 ways to create veg-forward dishes to balance out those carbs. The Washington Post, "Free Range on Food: We're here to answer all your cooking questions about finding pantry inspiration, Ikea's iconic meatballs, growing scallions on your windowsill, this week's recipes and more!," 29 Apr. 2020 Reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer 15 minutes or just until carrots and other veg are tender. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, "It’s the perfect time for old-fashioned chicken and dumplings. Here’s how to make it.," 30 Apr. 2020 Harder veg like cauliflower, broccoli, or Brussels sprouts should be roasted or sautéed first. Chris Morocco, Bon Appétit, "Without My Pantry Pasta Formula, I'd Be Lost (Or At Least Hangry)," 16 Apr. 2020 Mum had worked on a fruit and veg stall there for years. Dani Mccarthy,, "How It Feels To Be Priced Out Of Your Hometown," 29 Mar. 2020 Add grated veg and cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, "‘No-recipe recipe’ for pasta, using ingredients you likely have in your pantry," 26 Mar. 2020 Save delicate veg that naturally contains a lot of water (looking at you, zucchini!) for lighter preparations. Catherine Lo, Good Housekeeping, "The 8 Best Pasta Substitutes That Won't Leave You Hungry," 27 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of veg

1918, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for veg

by shortening

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26 Jun 2020

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“Veg.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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