of, pertaining to, or of the nature of plants or vegetables.
vegetative ( def 5 ).

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin veget(āre) to quicken (see vegetate) + -al -al1 Unabridged
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vegetal (ˈvɛdʒɪtəl)
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
[C15: from Late Latin vegetāre to quicken; see vegetable]

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vegetal veg·e·tal (věj'ĭ-tl)

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

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

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Example sentences
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.
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.
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