Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun vegetable

2 senses of vegetable

Sense 1
vegetable, veggie, veg -- (edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant)
       => produce, green goods, green groceries, garden truck -- (fresh fruits and vegetable grown for the market)

Sense 2
vegetable -- (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)
       => herb, herbaceous plant -- (a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests)

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