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vegetable veg·e·ta·ble (věj'tə-bəl, věj'ĭ-tə-)

  1. A plant cultivated for an edible part, such as the root of the beet, the leaf of spinach, or the flower buds of broccoli or cauliflower.

  2. The edible part of such a plant.

Of, relating to, or derived from plants or a plant.
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