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noun vegetable pronunciation in British English /ˈvedʒtəb(ə)l/ 
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singularvegetable
pluralvegetables
  1. 1
    [countable] a part of a plant used as food, for example a potato, bean, or cabbage

    Eat more fresh fruit, vegetables, and salads.

    We grow all our own vegetables and herbs.

    fresh/green/leafy vegetables

    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to or produced from vegetables

      a vegetable garden

      vegetable oil

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a plant, not an animal or a mineral
    Synonyms and related words for this sense of vegetable

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