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noun 
  1. Any plant.
  2. A plant raised for some edible part of it, such as the leaves, roots, fruit or flowers, but excluding any plant considered to be a fruit in the culinary sense.
  3. The edible part of such a plant.
  4. (Metaph.) A person whose body or brain has been damaged so that they cannot interact with the surrounding environment.
adjective 
  1. Of or relating to plants.
  2. Of or relating to vegetables.
Etymology: (1350-1400) (adj.), from vegetabilis ("able to live and grow"), derived from vegetare ("to enliven")


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