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(1350-1400) Middle English (adj.), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] vegetabilis ("able to live and grow"), derived from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] vegetare ("to enliven")

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Noun

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Singular
vegetable

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  1. Any plant.
  2. A plant raised for some edible part of it, such as the leaves, roots, fruit or flowers, but excluding any plant considered to be a fruit in the culinary sense.
  3. The edible part of such a plant.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A person whose body or brain has been damaged so that they cannot interact with the surrounding environment.

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Adjective

vegetable

  1. Of or relating to plants.
  2. Of or relating to vegetables.

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