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Definitions of vegetable

  1. Of or pertaining to plants; having the nature of, or produced by, plants; as, a vegetable nature; vegetable growths, juices, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Consisting of, or comprising, plants; as, the vegetable kingdom. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Plants having distinct flowers and true seeds. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Plants without true flowers, and reproduced by minute spores of various kinds, or by simple cell division. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Pertaining to, or derived from, plants. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. any of various herbaceous plants cultivated for an edible part such as the fruit or the root of the beet or the leaf of spinach or the seeds of bean plants or the flower buds of broccoli or cauliflower Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. A plant. See Plant. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A plant used or cultivated for food for man or domestic animals, as the cabbage, turnip, potato, bean, dandelion, etc.; also, the edible part of such a plant, as prepared for market or the table. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A plant, especially a plant cultivated for food; the portion of such a plant gathered and prepared for market, or ready for the table. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. An organized body without sensation and voluntary motion, nourished by roots fixed in the ground: a plant for the table. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. A plant; plant, or a portion of it, used for food. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. The edible part of a garden plant. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Any plant. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. An organised body destitute of sensation and voluntary motion, deriving its nourishment by means of roots from the earth; a plant. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. Of or pertaining to plants; having the nature of, or produced by, plants; composed of plants; as, vegetable life. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. Belonging to plants: consisting of or having the nature of plants: derived from vegetables. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. Pertaining to, of the nature of, or resembling plants. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Pertaining to garden vegetables. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. Belonging to plants; consisting of plants; having the nature of plants. Vegetable-marrow, the fruit of a species of gourd used for culinary purposes. Vegetable-ivory, a close-grained and hard vegetable substance, resembling the finest ivory, which is the product of a species of palm. Vegetable-earth, humus or mould, consisting chiefly of vegetable ingredients. Vegetable-kingdom, the vegetable creation. See Vegetate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. Pert. to plants; having the nature of plants; derived from vegetables. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for vegetable

  1. " There is no vegetable life in our universe. – Raiders of the Universes by Donald Wandrei
  2. The most she could do was to give Rob an opportunity of speaking, which she did without delay, walking with him to the gate, and keeping purposely silent the while; but it was of no use, for he seemed resolved to avoid personal subjects, would not mention Hector's name, and discoursed on vegetable life to an audience inclined to wish that such a thing as plant or flower had never existed! – More About Peggy by Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey
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