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. To purloin, as small pieces of cloth left after cutting out a garment.
  18. To form a head in growing.
  19. To retain part of an article; to pilfer.
  20. Any part of a thing retained unjustly.

Usage examples for cabbage

  1. A cabbage, for example, often fetched 10s. – The Sea: Its Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril, & Heroism. Volume 1 by Frederick Whymper
  2. Add the bacon to three times the quantity of shredded, raw cabbage. – The Myrtle Reed Cook Book by Myrtle Reed
  3. 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
  4. He may go out in the garden and cut a cabbage- leaf. – Furze the Cruel by John Trevena
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. And the Pope ordered his old mountain friend cabbage, bacon, and greens. – In Happy Valley by John Fox
  8. Oh, a cabbage- leaf that calls itself the 'Echo de la Bievre'! – The Lesser Bourgeoisie by Honore de Balzac
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. He may have the intellect of a cabbage, but he wants a 'new order. – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  15. I am such a little thing to plant a whole cabbage bed. – The Settlers at Home by Harriet Martineau
  16. Not twenty feet ahead of us, crouchin' down in the cabbage patch, is the villain. – The House of Torchy by Sewell Ford
  17. 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