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The stewed cabbage is insanely tender, vegetable-sweet, and more luxurious than cabbage has a right to be.
There was also the grapefruit diet, the cabbage soup diet, and the cookie diet.
Across the road lay his garden: daikons, green onions, cabbage, long beans.
But equally super are Brussels sprouts, broccoli and cabbage.
From amongst these vegetables he selected the most simple—a cabbage, for instance.
And after that he threw out a cabbage, and then a head of lettuce.
Mr. Moore: The cabbage worm is one that is very easy to handle.
Besides, if you planted a turnip in a cabbage-field, that does not make it a cabbage.
This island is well covered with wood, the chief of which is the large and dwarf mangrove, the bamboo, and the cabbage tree.
mid-15c., caboge, from Middle French caboche "head" (in dialect, "cabbage"), from Old French caboce "head," a diminutive from Latin caput "head" (see capitulum). Introduced to Canada 1541 by Jacques Cartier on his third voyage. First written record of it in U.S. is 1660s.
The decline of "ch" to "j" in the unaccented final syllable parallels the common pronunciation of spinach, sandwich, Greenwich, etc. The comparison of a head of cabbage to the head of a person (usually disparaging to the latter) is at least as old as Old French cabus "(head of) cabbage; nitwit, blockhead," from Italian cappuccio, diminutive of capo.