Definitions of vegetable

  1. Of or pertaining to plants; having the nature of, or produced by, plants; as, a vegetable nature; vegetable growths, juices, etc.
  2. Consisting of, or comprising, plants; as, the vegetable kingdom.
  3. Plants having distinct flowers and true seeds.
  4. Plants without true flowers, and reproduced by minute spores of various kinds, or by simple cell division.
  5. Pertaining to, or derived from, plants.
  6. edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant
  7. any of various herbaceous plants cultivated for an edible part such as the fruit or the root of the beet or the leaf of spinach or the seeds of bean plants or the flower buds of broccoli or cauliflower
  8. A plant. See Plant.
  9. A plant used or cultivated for food for man or domestic animals, as the cabbage, turnip, potato, bean, dandelion, etc.; also, the edible part of such a plant, as prepared for market or the table.
  10. A plant, especially a plant cultivated for food; the portion of such a plant gathered and prepared for market, or ready for the table.
  11. An organized body without sensation and voluntary motion, nourished by roots fixed in the ground: a plant for the table.
  12. A plant; plant, or a portion of it, used for food.
  13. The edible part of a garden plant.
  14. Any plant.
  15. An organised body destitute of sensation and voluntary motion, deriving its nourishment by means of roots from the earth; a plant.
  16. Of or pertaining to plants; having the nature of, or produced by, plants; composed of plants; as, vegetable life.
  17. Belonging to plants: consisting of or having the nature of plants: derived from vegetables.
  18. Pertaining to, of the nature of, or resembling plants.
  19. Pertaining to garden vegetables.
  20. Belonging to plants; consisting of plants; having the nature of plants. Vegetable- marrow, the fruit of a species of gourd used for culinary purposes. Vegetable- ivory, a close- grained and hard vegetable substance, resembling the finest ivory, which is the product of a species of palm. Vegetable- earth, humus or mould, consisting chiefly of vegetable ingredients. Vegetable- kingdom, the vegetable creation. See Vegetate.
  21. Pert. to plants; having the nature of plants; derived from vegetables.