Cabbage is a vegetable with thick, lettuce-like leaves. You can grow both green and purple cabbage in your garden.

You might shred some cabbage, mix it with chopped carrots and mayonnaise, and make coleslaw. Sauerkraut is another popular side dish made with cabbage. The cabbage plant is a close relation to broccoli and cauliflower, and has other plant relatives that are purely ornamental. In the 15th century, it was caboge, from the Middle French word caboche, or "head," ultimately from the Latin root caput, also "head."

Definitions of cabbage
  1. noun
    any of various cultivars of the genus Brassica oleracea grown for their edible leaves or flowers
    synonyms: Brassica oleracea, cultivated cabbage
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    Brassica oleracea capitata, head cabbage, head cabbage plant
    any of various cultivated cabbage plants having a short thick stalk and large compact head of edible usually green leaves
    savoy cabbage
    cabbage plant with a compact head of crinkled leaves
    red cabbage
    cabbage plant with a compact head of reddish purple leaves
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    crucifer, cruciferous plant
    any of various plants of the family Cruciferae
  2. noun
    any of various types of cabbage
    synonyms: chou
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    cole, kail, kale
    coarse curly-leafed cabbage
    Chinese cabbage, Chinese celery, celery cabbage
    elongated head of crisp celery-like stalks and light green leaves
    bok choi, bok choy
    elongated head of dark green leaves on thick white stalks
    head cabbage
    any of several varieties of cabbage having a large compact globular head; may be steamed or boiled or stir-fried or used raw in coleslaw
    collard greens, collards
    kale that has smooth leaves
    red cabbage
    compact head of purplish-red leaves
    savoy, savoy cabbage
    head of soft crinkly leaves
    type of:
    cruciferous vegetable
    a vegetable of the mustard family: especially mustard greens; various cabbages; broccoli; cauliflower; brussels sprouts
  3. noun
    informal terms for money
    synonyms: boodle, bread, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, loot, lucre, moolah, pelf, scratch, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampum
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    type of:
    the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender
  4. verb
    make off with belongings of others
    synonyms: abstract, filch, hook, lift, nobble, pilfer, pinch, purloin, snarf, sneak, swipe
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    type of:
    take without the owner's consent
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