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Vegetable meaning

vegetable - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. Of or pertaining to plants; having the nature of, or produced by, plants; as, a vegetable nature; vegetable growths, juices, etc.
  2. 2. Consisting of, or comprising, plants; as, the vegetable kingdom.
  3. 3. Plants having distinct flowers and true seeds.
  4. 4. Plants without true flowers, and reproduced by minute spores of various kinds, or by simple cell division.
  5. 5. A plant. See Plant.
  6. 6. A plant used or cultivated for food for man or domestic animals, as the cabbage, turnip, potato, bean, dandelion, etc.; also, the edible part of such a plant, as prepared for market or the table.
  7. 7. A plant; plant, or a portion of it, used for food.
  8. 8. Pertaining to, or derived from, plants.

vegetable - examples of usage

  1. Without it there can be no intelligence, no instinct, no sensibility, no perception; in fact, existence would be nothing more than vegetable life. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. " Admitting," I said, " the common protoplasmic origin of animals and plants, and setting aside the notion that plants preceded animals, we are still faced by the problem why protoplasm should have developed into the organic life of the world, along two main lines, and only two- the animal and the vegetable. - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
  3. It is not just dirt that is dangerous,- although dirt of any sort is a bad thing to get into wounds and should be kept out in every possible way,- but dirt that contains those little vegetable bacteria that we call germs. - "A Handbook of Health", Woods Hutchinson.
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