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vegetal

[vej-i-tl] /ˈvɛdʒ ɪ tl/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or of the nature of plants or vegetables.
2.
vegetative (def 5).
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin veget(āre) to quicken (see vegetate) + -al -al1
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Examples for vegetal
  • We raked them back and forth for a couple of minutes until they shriveled and their vegetal sugars began to caramelize.
  • The combination of the cooked carrot and carrot juice brings a delicate, vegetal sweetness to the sauce without added sugar.
  • The pumpkin, the biggest surprise, was my favorite-slightly vegetal and almost imperceptibly sweet.
  • Less vegetal and more vegetative, this pairs nicely with caffeine pills, or anything to prop your eyelids open.
  • vegetal cover decreases the effective stress exerted by the flow of water in the waterway channel.
  • It is practically omnivorous and feeds on animal and vegetal detritus.
British Dictionary definitions for vegetal

vegetal

/ˈvɛdʒɪtəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of vegetables or plant life
2.
of or relating to processes in plants and animals that do not involve sexual reproduction; vegetative
Word Origin
C15: from Late Latin vegetāre to quicken; see vegetable
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vegetal in Medicine

vegetal veg·e·tal (věj'ĭ-tl)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of plants.

  2. Relating to growth rather than to sexual reproduction; vegetative.

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