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cabbage


cab·bage  (kbj)
n.
1. Any of several forms of a European vegetable (Brassica oleracea var. capitata) of the mustard family, having a globose head consisting of a short stem and tightly overlapping green to purplish leaves.
2. Any of several similar or related plants, such as Chinese cabbage.
3. The terminal bud of several species of palm, eaten as a vegetable.
4. Slang Money, especially in the form of bills.
5. Informal Sweetheart; dear. Used as a term of endearment.

[Middle English caboche, from Old North French, head, possibly from alteration of Latin caput; see capital1.]

cabbag·y adj.


cabbage  /kbd/  n. [C;U] a large, round, green or purple leafy vegetable similar to lettuce, eaten cooked or raw: Coleslaw is a kind of salad made of finely chopped cabbage and mayonnaise. cabbage

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