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vegetable

Pronunciation: vej'e-ta-bel

Definition:

  1. A plant, specifically one used for food.
  2. Relating to plants, as distinguished from animals or minerals.

Synonym(s): vegetal1

[M.E., fr. L. vegetabilis (see vegetation)]

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