vegetal

adjective
veg·​e·​tal | \ ˈve-jə-tᵊl How to pronounce vegetal (audio) \

Definition of vegetal

3 : of or relating to the vegetal pole of an egg or to that part of an egg from which the endoderm normally develops vegetal blastomeres

Examples of vegetal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These days many upscale American hotspots feature cocktails made with mezcal, a smoky-vegetal spirit made from agave. NBC News, "This all-women's mezcal business is breaking barriers, one bottle at a time," 4 Oct. 2019 The stalks blend remarkably well in a fresher, more vegetal take on potato-leek soup, bright and light enough to simply whet the appetite. Alexa Weibel, New York Times, "The Real Heart of Thanksgiving," 20 Nov. 2019 The stalks blend remarkably well in a fresher, more vegetal take on potato-leek soup, bright and light enough to simply whet the appetite. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "Celery: Behold the heart of Thanksgiving," 27 Nov. 2019 My son prefers meat and sauce only, left unsullied by carrots, celery, or anything remotely vegetal. Eric Velasco, al, "How to make post-Thanksgiving leftover pot pies," 26 Nov. 2019 Aonori, bright green seaweed with a vegetal briny flavor, and bonito flakes dancing from the rising heat add the final finish, said Virant. Louisa Chu, chicagotribune.com, "Gaijin, new Japanese-inspired West Loop restaurant by chef Paul Virant, is a love letter to his wife," 18 Nov. 2019 The piney, vegetal drink’s popularity got another boost in 1840, when the monks introduced yellow chartreuse, a milder tonic with notes of saffron and chamomile. New York Times, "Jell-O as Art, Apocalypse-Ready Clothing and More," 30 Aug. 2019 Grown in New Mexico’s Hatch V alley, these chiles strike a balance between heat and sweet with unique vegetal sugary notes. Los Angeles Times, "The once-a-year ingredient you should order now," 20 July 2019 And the herbs and vinegar brighten the whole thing up, rolling waves of leafy, vegetal flavor and acid over whatever the cream ends up on. Alex Delany, Bon Appetit, "I'm Not Even Vegan and I Love This Vegan Cashew Cream," 30 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of vegetal

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for vegetal

borrowed from Medieval Latin vegetālis, from Late Latin vegetāre "to live, grow" + Latin -ālis -al entry 1 — more at vegetate

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18 Jan 2020

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“Vegetal.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vegetal. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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vegetal

adjective
veg·​e·​tal | \ ˈvej-ət-ᵊl How to pronounce vegetal (audio) \

Medical Definition of vegetal

2 : of or relating to the vegetal pole of an egg or to that part of an egg from which the endoderm normally develops vegetal blastomeres

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