The word vegetable is a noun. Vegetable means (1) edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant, (2) any of various herbaceous plants cultivated for an edible part such as the fruit or the root of the beet or the leaf of spinach or the seeds of bean plants or the flower buds of broccoli or cauliflower.
Vegetable is also an adjective that means (1) of the nature of or characteristic of or derived from plants.
The following articles and web pages elaborate on the word vegetable.
Browse this fruits and vegetables retailer directory to find fruit and vegetable retailers in the USA. The composite photo on this web page depicts assorted fruits and vegetables.
Browse this vegetarian food retailer directory to locate vegetarian food retailers in the USA. The photo on this web page depicts a bowl of colorful mixed vegetables.
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