vegetal

[ vej-i-tl ]
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or of the nature of plants or vegetables.

Origin of vegetal

1
1350–1400; Middle English <Latin veget(āre) to quicken (see vegetate) + -al-al1

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How to use vegetal in a sentence

  • The largest expenditure of mechanical and chemical energy is needed for a voluminous solid vegetal diet.

    The Wonders of Life | Ernst Haeckel
  • The nitro-bacteria must belong to the oldest monera, and represent a transition from the vegetal chromacea to the animal bacteria.

    The Wonders of Life | Ernst Haeckel
  • The vegetal substances comprise utensils and implements of all kinds.

  • Cool breezes came from the hills, carrying the heavy vegetal odors from the forests.

    The Voodoo Gold Trail | Walter Walden

British Dictionary definitions for vegetal

vegetal

/ (ˈvɛdʒɪtəl) /


adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of vegetables or plant life

  2. of or relating to processes in plants and animals that do not involve sexual reproduction; vegetative

Origin of vegetal

1
C15: from Late Latin vegetāre to quicken; see vegetable

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