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Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.
William Blake

Meaning of "vegetable" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD VEGETABLE

C14 (adj): from Late Latin vegetābilis animating, from vegetāre to enliven, from Latin vegēre to excite.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF VEGETABLE

vegetable  [ˈvɛdʒtəbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF VEGETABLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Vegetable is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES VEGETABLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

vegetable

Vegetable

In culinary terms, a vegetable is 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 vegetables, other main types of plant food are fruits, grains and nuts. Vegetables are most often consumed as salads or cooked in savory or salty dishes, while culinary fruits are usually sweet and used for desserts, but it is not the universal rule. Therefore, the division is somewhat arbitrary, based on cultural views. For example, some people consider mushrooms to be vegetables even though they are not biologically plants, while others consider them a separate food category; some cultures group potatoes with cereal products such as noodles or rice, while most English speakers would consider them vegetables. Some vegetables can be consumed raw, while some, such as cassava, must be cooked to destroy certain natural toxins or microbes in order to be edible. A number of processed food items available on the market contain vegetable ingredients and can be referred to as "vegetable derived" products.

Definition of vegetable in the English dictionary

The first definition of vegetable in the dictionary is any of various herbaceous plants having parts that are used as food, such as peas, beans, cabbage, potatoes, cauliflower, and onions. Other definition of vegetable is a person who has lost control of his mental faculties, limbs, etc, as from an injury, mental disease, etc. Vegetable is also a dull inactive person.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH VEGETABLE


acceptable
əkˈsɛptəbəl
accountable
əˈkaʊntəbəl
charitable
ˈtʃærɪtəbəl
combustible
kəmˈbʌstəbəl
comfortable
ˈkʌmftəbəl
compatible
kəmˈpætəbəl
convertible
kənˈvɜːtəbəl
inevitable
ɪnˈɛvɪtəbəl
inflatable
ɪnˈfleɪtəbəl
notable
ˈnəʊtəbəl
palatable
ˈpælətəbəl
portable
ˈpɔːtəbəl
printable
ˈprɪntəbəl
profitable
ˈprɒfɪtəbəl
reputable
ˈrɛpjʊtəbəl
suitable
ˈsuːtəbəl
susceptible
səˈsɛptəbəl
unacceptable
ˌʌnəkˈsɛptəbəl
uncomfortable
ʌnˈkʌmftəbəl
unforgettable
ˌʌnfəˈɡɛtəbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE VEGETABLE

vegetable butter
vegetable dish
vegetable fat
vegetable garden
vegetable ivory
vegetable kingdom
vegetable knife
vegetable knives
vegetable marrow
vegetable oil
vegetable oyster
vegetable patch
vegetable salad
vegetable sheep
vegetable silk
vegetable slicer
vegetable soup
vegetable sponge
vegetable tallow

WORDS THAT END LIKE VEGETABLE

able
adaptable
adjustable
attributable
coffee table
comptable
detectable
dining table
equitable
executable
hospitable
on the table
potable
predictable
respectable
stable
table
timetable
unbeatable
unpredictable
unstable

Synonyms and antonyms of vegetable in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «vegetable» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF VEGETABLE

Find out the translation of vegetable to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of vegetable from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «vegetable» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

蔬菜
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

verdura
570 millions of speakers

English

vegetable
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सब्जी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خُضَار
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

овощ
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

vegetal
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শাকসবজি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

légume
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sayuran
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gemüse
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

野菜
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

채소
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sayur
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

rau củ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

காய்கறி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

भाजी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sebze
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

verdura
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

warzywo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

овоч
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

legumă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λαχανικό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

groente
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

grönsak
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

grønnsak
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of vegetable

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «VEGETABLE»

The term «vegetable» is very widely used and occupies the 8.841 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «VEGETABLE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about vegetable

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10 QUOTES WITH «VEGETABLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word vegetable.
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Ted Allen
My whole problem is that all of my favorite things at Thanksgiving are the starches, and everyone is trying to go low-carb this year, even a green vegetable has carbs in it.
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Neal Barnard
A vegan diet takes care of most of what we need to do. But you'll also want to minimize the use of oils generally, because while olive oil and other vegetable oils are better for your heart than chicken fat, they are as fattening as animal fats.
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Ambrose Bierce
Cabbage: a familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head.
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Robert Blair
Throughout the whole vegetable, sensible, and rational world, whatever makes progress towards maturity, as soon as it has passed that point, begins to verge towards decay.
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William Blake
Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.
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April Bloomfield
I love to roast vegetables - carrots, fennel, and so on. I also love to mash or puree pretty much any vegetable!
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Ernest Borgnine
I got a job immediately after leaving high school; I was lucky - three dollars a week and all I could eat, working on a vegetable truck.
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Paula Deen
Down South, even our vegetables have some pig hidden somewhere in it. A vegetable isn't a vegetable without a little ham hock.
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Noureen DeWulf
I recently have gotten into juicing as an in-between-meals snack. I think the more vegetable ingredients the better, especially if they are green. I find that a good juice can really curb my appetite when I need to wait for the next meal.
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Janice Dickinson
And I will never, ever respond to anybody - man, woman, vegetable, or mineral - who tells me to keep my mouth shut.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «VEGETABLE»

Discover the use of vegetable in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to vegetable and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Jane Grigson's Vegetable Book
It will introduce you to vegetables you've never met before, develop your friendship with those you know only in passing, and renew your romance with some you've come to take for granted. ¯ This edition has a special introduction for ...
Jane Grigson, 2007
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Vegetable Literacy: Cooking and Gardening With Twelve ...
Shows how vegetables from the same family can be interchanged to complement other flavors and includes over one hundred recipes, including grilled asparagus with tarragon butter, potato cakes with red chile molido, and chive and saffron ...
Deborah Madison, 2013
3
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: Our Year of Seasonal Eating
With characteristic warmth, Kingsolver shows us how to put food back at the centre of the political and family agenda. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle is part memoir, part journalistic investigation, and is full of original recipes.
Barbara Kingsolver, 2010
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Vegetable Oils in Food Technology: Composition, Properties ...
Good health rests, in part, on an adequate and balanced supply of these components. This book is concerned with the major sources of lipids and the micronutrients that they contain.
Frank Gunstone, 2011
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The Vegetable Gardener's Bible
A fully updated 10th-anniversary edition covers more vegetables, fruits and herbs than the first edition and includes full-color photos, extended-season growing advice, sections on organic gardening and solutions for small-space gardening.
Edward C. Smith, 2009
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Handbook of Vegetables and Vegetable Processing
The book can be considered as a companion to Y. H. Hui’s popular Handbook of Fruits and Fruit Processing (2006).
Nirmal K. Sinha, Ph.D, Y. H. Hui, E. Özgül Evranuz, 2010
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Raw Vegetable Juices: What's Missing in Your Body?
How can we most readily furnish our body with the elements needed? It is hoped that this delightful book will prove to be of considerable help to those who wish to derive the utmost benefit from natural food.
N. W. Walker, 2003
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The New Vegetable & Herb Expert
There can be no fresher tasting vegetables or herbs than the ones you've grown yourself.
D. G. Hessayon, 1997
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Handbook of Vegetable Preservation and Processing
Representing the vanguard in the field with research from more than 35 international experts spanning governmental, industrial, and academic sectors, the Handbook of Vegetable Preservation and Processing compiles the latest science and ...
Y. H. Hui, Sue Ghazala, Dee M. Graham, 2003
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Vegetable Production
This is an up-to-date comprehensive text and reference on vegetable production in America and Canada for vegetable growers, handlers and marketers.
Ib Libner Nonnecke, 1989

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «VEGETABLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term vegetable is used in the context of the following news items.
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Less than 15% of US adults eat enough fruits and vegetables, CDC …
Only a small proportion of Americans eat enough fruits and vegetables, the CDC ... The survey asked people about the frequency of their fruit and vegetable ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Americans 'not eating enough fruits and vegetables'
California ranks highest in consumption of both fruits (17.7% of adults) and vegetables (13%), while at the bottom of the list are Tennessee for fruit consumption ... «Medical News Today, Jul 15»
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Amy's organic foods recalled over listeria concern
Over a dozen products were recalled, including Amy's vegetable lasagna, tofu scramble, spinach pizza and enchilada verde. Amy's issued the recall after ... «KING5.com, Mar 15»
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Produce Pride: Showing The Love With Vegetable Tattoos
If you really love vegetables and want to tell the world, there are many ways to do so. You can join a community supported agriculture group, or CSA. You can ... «NPR, Feb 15»
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BYU professor: Changing 1 thing increases students' fruit, vegetable
PROVO — Kids throw away what ends up being millions of dollars in fruits and vegetables daily in schools across the country, but one researcher at BYU may ... «fox13now.com, Jan 15»
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Kalettes, Broccoflower And Other Eye-Popping Vegetables For 2015
Does a cross between Brussels sprouts and kale sound like your vegetable dream come true? Maybe so, if you're someone who's crazy for cruciferous ... «NPR, Dec 14»
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Despite dry spell, North Korean farmers expect good vegetable
It looks like the residents of Pyongyang won't be lacking for cabbage and vegetables come next month, when the crops will be harvested. Providing enough food ... «Fox News, Oct 14»
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Fruit, vegetable intake associated with mental wellbeing: study
Eating five servings of fruits and vegetables per day was associated with better mental wellbeing in a recent study at the University of Warwick in the U.K.. «CTV News, Sep 14»
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Chefs, Breeders Pair Up To Create Tastier Vegetables
VERONA, Wis. (AP) — There's a good chance that many of the suddenly trendy vegetables that foodies latch on to in the next decade will benefit from research ... «Huffington Post, Aug 14»
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Offer vegetables early and often to fussy toddlers, study says
Children can learn to eat new vegetables if they are introduced regularly before the age of two, suggests a University of Leeds study. Even fussy eaters can be ... «BBC News, May 14»

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