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. 2019

Related Words for vegetal

grassy, verdant, vegetal, vegetative

Examples from the Web for vegetal

Contemporary Examples of vegetal

  • More often than not, it will taste harsh and vegetal; possibly like a dead squirrel dipped in kerosene.

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Historical Examples of vegetal

British Dictionary definitions for vegetal



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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vegetal in Medicine




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