Origin of vegetable
Related formsnon·veg·e·ta·ble, noun, adjective
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
British Dictionary definitions for vegetable
- a dull inactive person
- (as modifier)a vegetable life