synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of vegetable in English

English Online Dictionary. What means vegetable‎? What does vegetable mean?


Alternative forms

  • vegitable (obsolete)


From Middle English vegetable, from Old French vegetable, from Latin vegetābilis (able to live and grow), derived from vegetāre (to enliven). Displaced native Old English wyrt and ofett.

Related to vigil, vigour, vajra, and waker.


  • (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /ˈvɛd͡ʒtəbəl/, [ˈvɛd͡ʒtəbl̩], /ˈvɛd͡ʒətəbəl/
  • (US, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈvɛt͡ʃtəbəl/


vegetable (plural vegetables)

  1. Any plant.
  2. 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, herb, or spice in the culinary sense.
    Synonyms: veg, veggie
  3. The edible part of such a plant.
    Synonyms: veg, veggie
  4. (figurative, derogatory) A person whose brain (or, infrequently, body) has been damaged so that they cannot interact with the surrounding environment; a person in a persistent vegetative state.
    Synonym: cabbage

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vegetable (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to plants.
  2. Of or relating to vegetables.


Further reading

  • vegetable on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • vegetable (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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