[ vej-i-tl ]
/ ˈvɛdʒ ɪ tl /


of, relating to, or of the nature of plants or vegetables.

Origin of vegetal

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin veget(āre) to quicken (see vegetate) + -al -al1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for vegetal

/ (ˈvɛdʒɪtəl) /


of, relating to, or characteristic of vegetables or plant life
of or relating to processes in plants and animals that do not involve sexual reproduction; vegetative

Word Origin for vegetal

C15: from Late Latin vegetāre to quicken; see vegetable
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Medical definitions for vegetal

[ vĕjĭ-tl ]


Of, relating to, or characteristic of plants.
Relating to growth rather than to sexual reproduction; vegetative.
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