Definitions for cabbageˈkæb ɪdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cab•bageˈkæb ɪdʒ(n.)

  1. any of several cultivated varieties of a plant, Brassica oleracea capitata, of the mustard family, having a short stem and leaves formed into a compact, edible head.

    Category: Plants

  2. the head or leaves of this plant, eaten cooked or raw.

    Category: Plants

  3. Slang. money, esp. paper money.

    Category: Status (usage)

Origin of cabbage:

1350–1400; < dial. OF (Picardy, Normandy) lit., head, noggin

cab′bage•like`(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cabbage, chou(noun)

    any of various types of cabbage

  2. boodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, lucre, loot, moolah, pelf, scratch, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampum(noun)

    informal terms for money

  3. cabbage, cultivated cabbage, Brassica oleracea(verb)

    any of various cultivars of the genus Brassica oleracea grown for their edible leaves or flowers

  4. pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift(verb)

    make off with belongings of others

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. cabbage(noun)ˈkæb ɪdʒ

    a round vegetable with large flat leaves

Wiktionary

  1. cabbage(Noun)

    An edible plant (Brassica oleracea var. capitata) having a head of green leaves.

  2. cabbage(Noun)

    The leaves of this plant eaten as a vegetable.

    Cabbage is good for you.

  3. cabbage(Noun)

    A person with severely reduced mental capacities due to brain damage.

    After the car crash, he became a cabbage.

  4. cabbage(Noun)

    Cloth or clippings cabbaged or purloined by one who cuts out garments.

  5. cabbage(Noun)

    Money

  6. cabbage(Noun)

    Marijuana leaf, the part you don't smoke but have to first extract into cannabutter and bake into spacecake to get high off.

  7. cabbage(Verb)

    To form a head like that of the cabbage; as, to make lettuce cabbage.

  8. cabbage(Verb)

    To purloin or embezzle, as the pieces of cloth remaining after cutting out a garment; to pilfer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cabbage(noun)

    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

  2. Cabbage(noun)

    the terminal bud of certain palm trees, used, like, cabbage, for food. See Cabbage tree, below

  3. Cabbage(noun)

    the cabbage palmetto. See below

  4. Cabbage(verb)

    to form a head like that the cabbage; as, to make lettuce cabbage

  5. Cabbage(verb)

    to purloin or embezzle, as the pieces of cloth remaining after cutting out a garment; to pilfer

  6. Cabbage(noun)

    cloth or clippings cabbaged or purloined by one who cuts out garments

Freebase

  1. Cabbage

    Cabbage is a leafy green biennial, grown as an annual vegetable for its dense-leaved heads. Closely related to other cole crops, such as broccoli, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts, it descends from B. oleracea var. oleracea, a wild field cabbage. Cabbage heads generally range from 1 to 8 pounds, and can be green, purple and white. Smooth-leafed firm-headed green cabbages are the most common, with smooth-leafed red and crinkle-leafed savoy cabbages of both colors seen more rarely. It is difficult to trace the exact history of cabbage, but it was most likely domesticated somewhere in Europe before 1000 BC. By the Middle Ages, it was a prominent part of European cuisine, although savoys were not developed until the 16th century. Cabbage heads are generally picked during the first year of the plants' life cycles, but those intended for seed are allowed to grow a second year, and must be kept separated from other cole crops to prevent cross pollination. Cabbage is prone to several nutrient deficiencies, as well as multiple pests, bacteria and fungal diseases. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations reports that world production of cabbage and other brassicas for calendar year 2010 was almost 58,000,000 metric tons. Almost half were grown in China. Cabbages are prepared in many different ways for eating, although pickling, in dishes such as sauerkraut, is the most popular. Cabbage is a good source of beta-carotene, vitamin C, and fiber. Cabbage when contaminated is sometimes a source of food-borne illness in humans.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

cabbage(noun)

a type of vegetable with edible (usually green) leaves

He bought a cabbage.

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