cabbage

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."

Primary Meanings of cabbage

1.
n
any of various cultivars of the genus Brassica oleracea grown for their edible leaves or flowers
2.
n
informal terms for money
3.
v
make off with belongings of others
Full Definitions of cabbage
1

n any of various cultivars of the genus Brassica oleracea grown for their edible leaves or flowers

Synonyms:
Brassica oleracea, cultivated cabbage
Types:
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
Type of:
crucifer, cruciferous plant
any of various plants of the family Cruciferae

n any of various types of cabbage

Synonyms:
chou
Types:
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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
2

n informal terms for money

Synonyms:
boodle, bread, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, loot, lucre, moolah, pelf, scratch, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampum
Type of:
money
the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender
3

v make off with belongings of others

Synonyms:
abstract, filch, hook, lift, nobble, pilfer, pinch, purloin, snarf, sneak, swipe
Type of:
steal
take without the owner's consent

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