- vega baja,
- vega, garcilaso de la,
- vegetable butter,
- vegetable cellar,
- vegetable ivory,
- vegetable marrow,
- vegetable oil
Origin of vegetable
Examples from the Web for vegetable
Preheat oven to 375°F. Heat the vegetable oil in a large, high-sided cast iron skillet.Make Carla Hall’s Crispy Shallot Green Bean Casserole|Carla Hall|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Traffic was terrible, though, so only a few dozen people gamely remained to pick over the vegetable spread and drink beer.
“My brain injuries were so severe they thought I was going to be a vegetable for the rest of my life,” he says.From G.I. to Eye Candy: War Vet Alex Minsky’s Model Turn|Itay Hod|March 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"He poured out everything Gregory gave him after that, the vegetable juices, every elixir," Harold says.The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull|Mark Jacobson|March 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fried fats, hydrogenated fats, and vegetable oils are going to lead to more cravings and less satisfaction.Five Ways to Recover Faster From Your Thanksgiving Binge|Dave Asprey|November 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In the dark country I had expected to find little if any vegetable growth.
It is a strong agent in the decomposition of vegetable matter, and is thus of much importance in preparing manures.The Elements of Agriculture|George E. Waring
It has been aptly termed the "princess of the vegetable world."Equatorial America|Maturin M. Ballou
The soil is sandy silt with a considerable admixture of vegetable matter.The Bontoc Igorot|Albert Ernest Jenks
There will be a garden and flowerbeds, and a vegetable garden.Letters of Anton Chekhov|Anton Chekhov
- a dull inactive person
- (as modifier)a vegetable life
Word Origin for vegetable
c.1400, "living and growing as a plant," from Old French vegetable "living, fit to live," from Medieval Latin vegetabilis "growing, flourishing," from Late Latin vegetabilis "animating, enlivening," from Latin vegetare "to enliven," from vegetus "vigorous, active," from vegere "to be alive, active, to quicken," from PIE *weg- "be strong, lively," related to watch (v.), vigor, velocity, and possibly witch (see vigil). The meaning "resembling that of a vegetable, dull, uneventful" is attested from 1854 (see vegetable (n.)).
mid-15c., originally any plant, from vegetable (adj.); specific sense of "plant cultivated for food, edible herb or root" is first recorded 1767. Meaning "person who leads a monotonous life" is recorded from 1921.
Slang shortening veggie first recorded 1955. The Old English word was wyrt (see wort). The commonest source of words for vegetables in Indo-European languages are derivatives of words for "green" or "growing" (cf. Italian, Spanish verdura, Irish glasraidh, Danish grøntsager). For a different association, cf. Greek lakhana, related to lakhaino "to dig."