Meaning of “cabbage” in the English Dictionary

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"cabbage" in British English

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uk /ˈkæb.ɪdʒ/ us /ˈkæb.ɪdʒ/

B1 [ C or U ] a large, round vegetable with large green, white, or purple leaves that can be eaten cooked or uncooked:

a savoy cabbage
red/white cabbage

[ C ] UK offensive a person who has lost all their powers of thought or speech, usually as the result of a serious accident or illness

More examples

  • If you overcook the cabbage it'll turn to mush.
  • I like most vegetables but not cabbage.
  • We have grown a lot of cabbages this year.

(Definition of “cabbage” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cabbage" in American English

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cabbagenoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈkæb·ɪdʒ/

a large, round vegetable that is green or red and can be eaten cooked or raw:

[ C ] Cabbages with a dark color are good for you.
[ U ] We had corned beef and cabbage.

(Definition of “cabbage” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)