Definitions of cabbage

  1. make off with belongings of others
  2. any of various cultivars of the genus Brassica oleracea grown for their edible leaves or flowers
  3. any of various types of cabbage
  4. A genus of plants embracing several species and varieties differing much in appearance and qualities: such as the common cabbage ( B. oleracea), broccoli, cauliflowers, etc.; the wild turnip ( B. campestris); the common turnip ( B. rapa); the rape or coleseed ( B. napus), etc.
  5. An esculent vegetable of many varieties, derived from the wild Brassica oleracea of Europe. The common cabbage has a compact head of leaves. The cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, etc., are sometimes classed as cabbages.
  6. The terminal bud of certain palm trees, used, like, cabbage, for food. See Cabbage tree, below.
  7. The cabbage palmetto. See below.
  8. To form a head like that the cabbage; as, to make lettuce cabbage.
  9. To purloin or embezzle, as the pieces of cloth remaining after cutting out a garment; to pilfer.
  10. Cloth or clippings cabbaged or purloined by one who cuts out garments.
  11. The terminal bud of certain palm trees, used, like, cabbage, for food. See tree, below.
  12. A common vegetable of great food value, with a compact head of leaves.
  13. A well- known kitchen vegetable.
  14. A biennial vegetable with a head of thick leaves.
  15. The close leaved head of any one of certain plants; also, the plant.
  16. A well- known vegetable.
  17. Shreds of cloth filched by tailors.
  18. To purloin, as small pieces of cloth left after cutting out a garment.
  19. To form a head in growing.
  20. To retain part of an article; to pilfer.
  21. Any part of a thing retained unjustly.

Usage examples for cabbage

  1. Among the butterfly representatives I at length observed one individual which at first had escaped me, an exclusive white cabbage butterfly which sipped quietly at his leaf in the shade, and seemed to take little interest in the disreputable actions of his associates. – My Studio Neighbors by William Hamilton Gibson
  2. In another saucepan boil a cabbage and in a third pan stew some peeled apples and bananas cut up. – Joe Tilden's Recipes for Epicures by Joe Tilden
  3. If you won't face them, there are some Havanas- made of cabbage leaves probably. – A Galahad of the Creeks; The Widow Lamport by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
  4. The cabbage thus cut up is placed in a barrel, a little salt is sprinkled on from time to time, then pressed down very closely and covered at the open head. – Legends of the Skyline Drive and the Great Valley of Virginia by Carrie Hunter Willis Etta Belle Walker
  5. It may be made to bloom like the cabbage it may spread out like an umbrella- it can never be large enough nor showy enough to suit us. – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  6. And his lodgings were becoming a horror to him; the landlady's cat had already killed two enormous rats In the hallway; also cabbage had been cooked in the kitchen that day. – Ailsa Paige by Robert W. Chambers
  7. He may go out in the garden and cut a cabbage leaf. – Furze the Cruel by John Trevena
  8. Would you ever have suspected that there was so much wit in his cabbage head? – Contemporary One-Act Plays Compiler: B. Roland Lewis by Sir James M. Barrie George Middleton Althea Thurston Percy Mackaye Lady Augusta Gregor Eugene Pillot Anton Tchekov Bosworth Crocker Alfred Kreymborg Paul Greene Arthur Hopkins Paul Hervieu Jeannette Marks Oscar M. Wolff David Pinski Beulah Bornstead Herma
  9. They have abundance of vegetables, and the lower orders live a good deal on cabbage which is here of a large size. – A tour through some parts of France, Switzerland, Savoy, Germany and Belgium by Richard Boyle Bernard
  10. Marine plants, such as the sea- anemones, the rock- grown samphire, and the sea- cabbage grow around the islands in great profusion. – The South Isles of Aran by Oliver J. Burke
  11. Add the bacon to three times the quantity of shredded, raw cabbage – The Myrtle Reed Cook Book by Myrtle Reed
  12. Then he tipped the tea- post and rails we used to call it- into our tin pannikins, and proceeded to boil part of a cabbage in the billy for the invalid. – The Moving Finger A Trotting Christmas Eve at Warwingie Lost! The Loss of the "Vanity" Dick Stanesby's Hutkeeper The Yanyilla Steeplechase A Digger's Christmas by Mary Gaunt
  13. Oh, a cabbage leaf that calls itself the 'Echo de la Bievre'! – The Lesser Bourgeoisie by Honore de Balzac
  14. He got boiled side- pork, boiled cabbage boiled beans and corn bread. – Epistles-from-Pap-Letters-from-the-man-known-as-The-Will-Rogers-of-Indiana by Durham, Andrew Everett
  15. Reputation won't pass for the current coin of this here realm; and let me tell you, that if it ain't backed by some of it, it ain't a bit better than rotten cabbage as I have found. – Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest by George Borrow
  16. He may have the intellect of a cabbage but he wants a 'new order. – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  17. And the Pope ordered his old mountain friend cabbage bacon, and greens. – In Happy Valley by John Fox
  18. Not twenty feet ahead of us, crouchin' down in the cabbage patch, is the villain. – The House of Torchy by Sewell Ford
  19. I am such a little thing to plant a whole cabbage bed. – The Settlers at Home by Harriet Martineau
  20. A cabbage for example, often fetched 10s. – The Sea: Its Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril, & Heroism. Volume 1 by Frederick Whymper