• WordNet 3.6
    • adj vegetal (of reproduction) characterized by asexual processes
    • adj vegetal composed of vegetation or plants "regions rich in vegetal products","vegetational cover","the decaying vegetative layer covering a forest floor"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

life-giving vegetables life-giving vegetables
Amarylla. Chief's Poison Vegetable Amarylla. Chief's Poison Vegetable
I consider the marrow a much overrated vegetable I consider the marrow a much overrated vegetable
England and Wales, Vegetation and Agriculture England and Wales, Vegetation and Agriculture

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Lachanophobia is the fear of vegetables
    • n Vegetal A vegetable. "The blest infusions
      That dwell in vegetives , in metals, stones."
    • Vegetal Of or pertaining to vegetables, or the vegetable kingdom; of the nature of a vegetable; vegetable. "All creatures vegetal , sensible, and rational."
    • Vegetal (Biol) Of, pertaining to, or designating, that class of vital phenomena, such as digestion, absorption, assimilation, secretion, excretion, circulation, generation, etc., which are common to plants and animals, in distinction from sensation and volition, which are peculiar to animals.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The vegetable that is eaten most by Americans is potatoes. On average, a person eats about 140 pounds of potatoes annually
    • vegetal Of, pertaining, or relating to a plant or plants; having the characteristics or nature of a vegetable; vegetable.
    • vegetal Of or pertaining to the series of vital phenomena common to plants and animals—namely, digestion and nutritive assimilation, growth, absorption, secretion, excretion, circulation, respiration, and generation, as contradistinguished from sensation and volition, which are peculiar to animals.
    • n vegetal A plant; a vegetable.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Blueberries have more antioxidents than any other fruit or vegetables
    • adj Vegetal of the nature of a vegetable: pertaining to the vital functions of plants and animals, as growth, reproduction, &c
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  • Fran Lebowitz
    “Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat.”
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    “If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village; if you would know, and not be known, live in a city.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. végétal,. See Vegetable
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—Low L. vegetabilis, animating—L. vegetāre, to quicken—vegēre, to be lively; akin to vigēre, to be vigorous. Cf. Vigour.


In literature:

Food, Animal and Vegetable.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16" by Robert Kerr
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound will help that tired feeling which many girls have.
"Food and Health" by Anonymous
Why do we respect some vegetables, and despise others, when all of them come to an equal honor or ignominy on the table?
"Modern Prose And Poetry; For Secondary Schools" by Various
The vegetation seemed all fresh, and sometimes vigorous.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 1" by James Richardson
And even in the study of animals and their effects on the vegetation, questions of really deep interest will arise.
"Health and Education" by Charles Kingsley
Now place in one-half cup of vegetable cooking oil in a saucepan and add the vegetables.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
The hot vegetables are uncalled for, provided the raw vegetables are substituted for them.
"The Healthy Life, Vol. V, Nos. 24-28" by Various
The black stain is obtained from crushed vegetable ashes mixed with fat or water.
"The Mafulu" by Robert W. Williamson
A diet of salt meat and starches may cause it, with absence of fresh fruit and vegetables.
"Public School Domestic Science" by Mrs. J. Hoodless

In poetry:

Soon she will disappear
into the calm
"Wilderness" by James Douglas Morrison
All vegetables that do spring,
Declare the works of God;
They glorify none else but He,
O'er all the earth abroad.
"A Hymn" by Susannah Hawkins
The earth is now teeming with bright vegetation,
The early spring flowers are now in their bloom,
And where'er we look there appears animation
Just bursting the cells of the last winter's tomb.
"A Lesson From Nature" by Jared Barhite
"The fruitful earth then forth doth bring;
The vegetable tribes do spring;
The show'rs do fall, the groves do ring,
They all rejoice;
The birds their Maker's praise do sing;
With passive voice."
"Art And Nature" by Susannah Hawkins
Said he, "The earth her beauty shows,
The fragrant flowers, the blooming rose,
These spreading trees their blossoms blows,
Where birds do sing;
The vegetables all that grows,
How do they spring?"
"Art And Nature" by Susannah Hawkins
She ended: and the mild maternal form
Embraced Serena with a smile as warm
As the gay spirit Vegetation wears,
When she to crown her favourite nymph prepares;
When pleased her flowery treasures to display,
She pours them in the lap of youthful May.
"The Triumphs Of Temper : Canto V." by William Hayley

In news:

Worried you can't get your child to eat their vegetables.
The bad news is that a vegetable gratin is not a one-dish recipe.
Kids, the potato is a very versatile vegetable.
Cabbage is one of our oldest vegetables and continues to be a dietary staple and a fairly inexpensive food.
The work is in the preparation so get every one to chop one vegetable to make light work.
I don't know about you, but I happen to think the perfect accompaniment to green vegetables is bacon.
) active dry yeast 1 ½ c. Warm water 1 c. Whole wheat flour ½ c. Sugar ½ c. Vegetable oil 2 tsp.
In this Sunday, Nov 11, 2012 picture, a Coptic woman shops for vegetables in the Moqattam area, Cairo, Egypt.
Don't Ask American Chefs," says that of the many Italian pasta dishes with vegetable sauces, none are called "primavera".
Sprinkle of Coriander Adds Aroma of Citrus to Vegetables.
1 cup vegetable stock 1 tsp.
Just add vegetables and water.
After attending a St Patrick's Day parade in New Orleans and being bombed with vegetables, we surely could have come home and opened a produce stand.
There's been a raging debate lately over whether onions or corn should be named the state vegetable.
Chicken couscous with vegetables, from Argana.

In science:

If this happens to be the case it is quite sensible to assume that these individuals regard our planet as a natural reserve, full of animal and vegetal species, the Solar System being nothing but a small ‘province’ inside their vast territory.
Brane Worlds, the Subanthropic Principle and the Undetectability Conjecture
To accomplish this, the TEC must have spectroscopic capability, with a spectral resolution of R ~ 70, to measure the equivalent widths of features of H2O, O2, and O3 in Earth-like abundances, features of CH4 and CO2 under early-Earth conditions, and potentially the “Vegetation Red Edge”.
Coronographic Methods for the Detection of Terrestrial Planets
We should be able to measure unanticipated spectral signatures. A particularly interesting – but challenging – observation would be the detection of the “Vegetation Red Edge” (VRE), which occurs at 725 nm for terrestrial vegetation, but could be at a different wavelength for extrasolar vegetation.
Coronographic Methods for the Detection of Terrestrial Planets
Phasic Activities of Rapid Eye Movement Sleep in Vegetative State Patients.
Quantum randomness can be controlled by free will -a consequence of the before-before experiment
The investigation of factors governing ignition and development of fires in heathland vegetation.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present, 1: Physical and quasi-physical models