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Cabbage meaning

cabbage - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. An esculent vegetable of many varieties, derived from the wild Brassica oleracea of Europe. The common cabbage has a compact head of leaves. The cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, etc., are sometimes classed as cabbages.
  2. 2. The terminal bud of certain palm trees, used, like, cabbage, for food. See Cabbage tree, below.
  3. 3. The cabbage palmetto. See below.
  4. 4. To form a head like that the cabbage; as, to make lettuce cabbage.
  5. 5. To purloin or embezzle, as the pieces of cloth remaining after cutting out a garment; to pilfer.
  6. 6. Cloth or clippings cabbaged or purloined by one who cuts out garments.
  7. 7. The terminal bud of certain palm trees, used, like, cabbage, for food. See tree, below.
  8. 8. A biennial vegetable with a head of thick leaves.

cabbage - examples of usage

  1. I have seen a pound of fresh butter sold for seventeen and sixpence, a dish of peas for thirty shillings, and a head of cabbage for thirty five. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. He had not planted the cabbage, and tended it while it grew, and cut it himself. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. As a lad he went forth with his father to work in the fields, and came home to the cabbage boiled for the evening meal. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
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