- n. Plural form of cabbage.
“To old-guard, Protestant Cincinnati, Barney Kroger, for all his money, was still a rough-spoken farm boy who got his start selling cabbages from a horse-drawn cart.”
“Even TV channels that are supposed to carry heavyweight stuff will toss in cabbages such as pro-Nessie arguments without moderation by the skeptics.”
“Rose suggested that Okra, also known as 'Ladies Fingers', and certain Chinese cabbages are increasingly being studied and seen as a popular new vegetable to spice up the taste and nutrition benefits of dishes.”
“The classical example of this is the treatment, before eating, of yams (Dioscorea spp.) and keladis, taros, cocoyams (aroid yams of the genera Colocasia, Xanthosoma, Amorphophallus), tapioca, cassava (Manihot esculenta Cranz), and the so-called cabbages of palms.”
“The cabbages were a dream which seems never to have materialized even to the point of being a source of expense, and history speaks no more of it.”
“Morton Pippitt, though, for 'e sez, sez' e: 'MY cabbages are the prize vegetable, grown by Mr. Smogorton of Worcester, F.R.H.”
“In silence the little party waited until the Indian returned bringing the carcass of a tapir, a small quantity of alligator pears, and two so-called cabbages cut from palm trees.”
“The cabbages are the walls of my house, and if you eat them you will make a hole, and the wind and rain will come in and give me a cold.”
“If our cabbages are the descendants of three or four distinct species, every trace of any sterility which may originally have existed between them is now lost, for none of the varieties can be kept distinct without scrupulous care to prevent intercrossing.”
“Choux" (pronounced "shoo") is a French word for cabbages, which is what the puffs resemble.”
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