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"vegetable" in British English

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vegetablenoun

uk   /ˈvedʒ.tə.bəl/  us   /ˈvedʒ.tə.bəl/
  • vegetable noun (FOOD)

A1 [C] (US informal veggie) 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 this country. 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
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vegetableadjective

uk   /ˈvedʒ.tə.bəl/  us   /ˈvedʒ.tə.bəl/
(Definition of vegetable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vegetable" in American English

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vegetablenoun [C]

 us   /ˈvedʒ·tə·bəl, ˈvedʒ·ɪ·t̬ə-/
a plant that is used as food, or the part of a plant, such as a root, stem, or flower, that is used as food: For vegetables, we eat a lot of broccoli, spinach, and corn.
A person may be called a vegetable if the person is completely unable to move and to react, usually because of brain damage.
(Definition of vegetable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “vegetable”
in Korean 채소…
in Arabic خُضار…
in Malaysian sayur-sayuran, tumbuhan…
in French (à, de, aux) légume(s)…
in Russian овощ…
in Chinese (Traditional) 食物, 蔬菜…
in Italian verdura…
in Turkish sebze…
in Polish warzywo…
in Spanish verdura, hortaliza, vegetal…
in Vietnamese rau, thực vật…
in Portuguese verdura, legume…
in Thai พืชผัก, ผัก…
in German das Gemüse, Gemüse…, die Pflanze…
in Catalan verdura, hortalissa…
in Japanese 野菜…
in Chinese (Simplified) 食物, 蔬菜…
in Indonesian sayuran, tumbuhan…
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