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Cabbage


CABBAGE, noun A genus of plants, called in botany Brassica, of several species; some of which are cultivated for food. The leaves are large and fleshy, the pods long and slender, and the seeds globular. The kinds most cultivated are the common cabbage called with us the drum-head, the Savoy, the broccoli, the cauliflower, the sugar-loaf, and the cole-wort.

Dogs cabbage a name given to the Thelygonum cynocrambe. Fam. of Plants.

Sea-cabbage, noun The sea-beach kale, or sea-colewort, a genus of plants, called crambe. They are herbaceous esculents, with perennial roots, producing large leaves like those of cabbage spreading on the ground.

CABBAGE, verb intransitive To form a head in growing; as a plant cabbages.

CABBAGE, verb transitive To, purloin or embezzle, as pieces of cloth, after cutting out a garment.