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noun vegetable pronunciation in American English /ˈvedʒ(ə)təb(ə)l/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a part of a plant used as food, for example a potato, bean, or cabbage
    We grow all our own vegetables and herbs.
    Eat more fresh fruit, vegetables, and salads.
    fresh/green/leafy vegetables
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    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to or produced from vegetables
      a vegetable garden
      vegetable oil
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  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a plant, not an animal or a mineral
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  3. 3
    [countable] offensive someone who cannot communicate or move, especially as a result of brain damage after an accident or illness
    1. a.
      offensive someone who is not at all active
      When I married you, you weren’t such a vegetable!


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