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Definition of "cabbage" [cab•bage]

  • Any of several forms of a European vegetable (Brassica oleracea var. capitata) of the mustard family, having a globose head consisting of a short stem and tightly overlapping green to purplish leaves. (noun)
  • Any of several similar or related plants, such as Chinese cabbage. (noun)
  • The terminal bud of several species of palm, eaten as a vegetable. (noun)
  • Slang Money, especially in the form of bills. (noun)
  • Informal Sweetheart; dear. Used as a term of endearment. (noun)
  • Any of various cultivated varieties of the plant Brassica oleracea capitata, typically having a short thick stalk and a large head of green or reddish edible leaves: family Brassicaceae (crucifers) (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The head of a cabbage (noun)
  • The edible leaf bud of the cabbage palm (noun)
  • A dull or unimaginative person (noun)

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Use "cabbage" in a sentence
  • "Well, the plain cabbage is now used up, so tomorrow I go cross town to buy a Savoy and make the raised cabbage pies."
  • "Napa cabbage is my favorite food, at least some days."
  • "It tastes really good, though the cabbage is a tad overcooked (I don't mind, since I like cabbage)."