from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of plants.
- adj. Relating to growth rather than to sexual reproduction; vegetative.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. pertaining to vegetables or other plants (as opposed to animal)
- adj. a grassy, herbaceous taste
- n. Any vegetable organism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to vegetables, or the vegetable kingdom; of the nature of a vegetable; vegetable.
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or designating, that class of vital phenomena, such as digestion, absorption, assimilation, secretion, excretion, circulation, generation, etc., which are common to plants and animals, in distinction from sensation and volition, which are peculiar to animals.
- n. A vegetable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining, or relating to a plant or plants; having the characteristics or nature of a vegetable; vegetable.
- Of or pertaining to the series of vital phenomena common to plants and animals—namely, digestion and nutritive assimilation, growth, absorption, secretion, excretion, circulation, respiration, and generation, as contradistinguished from sensation and volition, which are peculiar to animals.
- n. A plant; a vegetable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of reproduction) characterized by asexual processes
- adj. composed of vegetation or plants
Middle English, from Medieval Latin vegetālis, from Latin vegetāre, to enliven; see vegetable.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)