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vegetable (produce)

Definition:

edible seeds, roots, stems, leaves, bulbs, tubers, or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant

Class:

food noun (foods and drinks)

Plural:

vegetables

Type of:

produce » solid food » solid » matter

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

vegie | veg. [abbreviation] | veg [Britain, informal] | veggie [informal]

Etymology:

[adjective] "living and growing as a plant", from Old French ... | [noun] ...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of vegetable...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Vegetable

an edible plant or its part, intended for cooking or eating raw. In biological terms, "vegetable" designates members of the plant kingdom. The non-biological definition of a vegetable is largely based on culinary and cultural tradition. Apart from ... (38 of 3341 words, 11 images)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

vegetable | veggie [informal] | vegie [informal]

A plant cultivated for an edible part, such as the root of the beet, the leaf of spinach, or the flower buds of broccoli or cauliflower. | The edible ... (28 of 380 words, 8 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/vegetable

Collins Dictionary:

vegie [Australian, informal, school subjects]

considered to be trivial; not academically taxing (7 of 232 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/vegie

Merriam-Webster:

veggie | vegie | vegetable [synonym, sense-specific] | vegetarian [synonym, sense-specific]

"vegetable" | [slang] "vegetarian" (3 of 44 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/veggie

Oxford Dictionary:

veggie | vegie

[informal] : [British] : another term for "vegetarian". | another term for "vegetable". (12 of 37 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/veggie

Random House Dictionary:

veggie [informal] | vegie [sense-specific]

a vegetable. | a vegetarian. (4 of 13 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/veggie

Britannica Encyclopedia:

vegetable [food]

in the broadest sense, any kind of plant life or plant product, namely "vegetable matter"; in common, narrow usage, the term vegetable usually refers ... (24 of 434 words, 9 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/624564​/vegetable

Columbia Encyclopedia:

vegetable

term originally used for any plant, now the name for many food plants, most of them annuals, and for their edible parts. There is no clear botanical ... (27 of 152 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0850582​.html

New World Dictionary:

vegetable

of, or having the nature of, plants in general | of, having the nature of, made from, consisting of, or produced by edible vegetables | broadly, any ... (25 of 135 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/vegetable

Macmillan British Dictionary:

vegetable | vegetables [plural]

[countable] a part of a plant used as food, for example a potato, bean, or cabbage ; [only before noun] relating to or produced from vegetables | ... (26 of 94 words, 3 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/vegetable

Wiktionary:

vegetable | vegetables [plural]

Any plant. | A plant raised for some edible part of it, such as the leaves, roots, fruit or flowers, but excluding any plant considered to be a fruit, grain, or spice in the culinary sense. | The edible part of such a plant. | [figurative] A person... (45 of 89 words, 6 definitions, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/vegetable

Cambridge Dictionary:

vegetable [entry 1] | veggie

([United States, informal] "veggie") a plant, root, seed, or pod that is used as food, especially in savoury dishes (19 of 63 words, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/vegetable 1

vegetable [entry 2]

[informal] a person who does not do anything or has no interest in doing anything | [offensive] a person who is unable to think or move correctly ... (26 of 61 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/vegetable 2

vegetable [entry 3]

made or obtained from a plant, or growing in the form of a plant (14 of 34 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/vegetable 3

Encarta Dictionary:

vegie [food, informal]

veggie (1 of 12 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 561511314​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

vegetable

First use: about 1400 | 1580s

Origin: [adjective] "living and growing as a plant", from Old French ... | [noun] originally any plant, from "vegetable" (adjective); specific sense of "plant ... (25 of 161 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=vegetable

American Heritage Dictionary:

vegetable

Origin: From Middle English, living and growing as plants do, from Old French, from Medieval Latin vegetābilis, from Late Latin, ... (19 of 38 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/vegetable

Oxford Dictionary:

vegetable

Origin: late Middle English (in the sense "growing as a plant"): from Old French, or from late Latin vegetabilis "animating", from Latin ... (21 of 32 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/vegetable

New World Dictionary:

vegetable

Origin: Middle English from Medieval Latin vegetabilis, vegetative, capable ... | Medieval Latin vegetabilia (plural), growing things, vegetables (16 of 27 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/vegetable

Wiktionary:

vegetable | vegetables [plural]

Origin: (1350-1400) Middle English (adj.), from Latin vegetabilis ("able to live and grow"), derived from Latin vegetare ("to enliven")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/vegetable

Collins Dictionary:

vegetable

Origin: c14 (adj): from Late Latin vegetābilis animating, from vegetāre to enliven, from Latin vegēre to excite

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/vegetable

Merriam-Webster:

vegetable [entry 1, adjective]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English, from Medieval Latin vegetabilis vegetative, from vegetare to grow, from Latin, to animate, from vegetus lively, from vegēre to enliven

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/vegetable

Encarta Dictionary:

vegetable | vegetables [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Old French from medieval Latin vegetabilis "animating, able to grow" from Latin vegetare

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861732226​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

vegetable | vegetables [plural]

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "vegetable"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "vegetable"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/vegetable

Collins Dictionary:

vegetable

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "vegetable"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/vegetable

Macmillan American Dictionary:

vegetable | vegetables [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "vegetable"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/vegetable

Macmillan British Dictionary:

vegetable | vegetables [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "vegetable"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/vegetable

Cambridge Dictionary:

vegetable [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "vegetable"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "vegetable"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/vegetable 1

the Free Dictionary:

vegetable

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "vegetable"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "vegetable"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "vegetable" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/vegetable

Google Dictionary:

vegetable | vegetables [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "vegetable"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

vegetable

Audio: North American pronunciation of "vegetable"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=vegeta​01 word=vegetable

YourDictionary Audio:

vegetable

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "vegetable" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/vegetable

freedictionary.org:

vegetable

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "vegetable" by speech synthesizer

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