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English definition of “vegetable”


noun [C] (FOOD)    /ˈvedʒ.tə.bl̩/ (US informal veggie)
A1 a plant , root , seed , or pod that is used as food , especially in dishes that are not sweet : fresh / frozen vegetables vegetable soup / stew / curry fruit and vegetables The potato is the most popular vegetable in Britain . In the winter we tend to eat more root vegetables, such as carrots and parsnips . Raw vegetables contain more potassium than cooked ones . a vegetable knife → Compare fruit nounTypes of plant
(Definition of vegetable noun (FOOD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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