vegetable - definition and synonyms


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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.

    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
  3. 3
    [countable] offensive someone who cannot communicate or move, especially as a result of brain damage after an accident or illness