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- n. Plural form of vegetal.
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Am heading back toward orientals, but with a sidetrack toward fresh and vegetals--probably a little bit o' brain foolery.
 And though all the schools of Galenists, with a wicked and unthankful pride and scorn, detest it in their practice, yet in more grievous diseases, when their vegetals will do no good, they are compelled to seek the help of minerals, though they use them rashly, unprofitably, slackly, and to no purpose.
Conimbra, will refer this diversity to the influence of that empyrean heaven: for some say the eccentricity of the sun is come nearer to the earth than in Ptolemy's time, the virtue therefore of all the vegetals is decayed,  men grow less, &c.
This melancholy extends itself not to men only, but even to vegetals and sensibles.
“The virtue of all the vegetals is decayed,” he wrote: men grow less in stature.
All along our to-day's route extended immense fields of tobacco, turnips, and vegetals of every description.
Spring out of this, as from a feed All forts of vegetals proceed: