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Meaning of CABBAGE

Pronunciation:  'kabij

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of various types of cabbage
  2. [n]  any of various cultivars of the genus Brassica oleracea grown for their edible leaves or flowers
  3. [n]  informal terms for money
  4. [v]  make off with belongings of others

CABBAGE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: abstract, Brassica oleracea, bread, chou, cultivated cabbage, dinero, dough, filch, gelt, hook, kale, lift, loot, lucre, moolah, nobble, pelf, pilfer, pinch, purloin, shekels, snarf, sneak, swipe
 See Also: bok choi, bok choy, Brassica, Brassica oleracea, Brassica oleracea capitata, cabbage, cabbage, celery cabbage, Chinese cabbage, Chinese celery, chou, cole, crucifer, cruciferous plant, cruciferous vegetable, cultivated cabbage, genus Brassica, head cabbage, head cabbage, head cabbage plant, kail, kale, money, steal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cab"bage\ (k[a^]b"b[asl]j), n. [OE. cabage, fr. F.
    cabus headed (of cabbages), chou cabus headed cabbage,
    cabbage head; cf. It. capuccio a little head, cappuccio cowl,
    hood, cabbage, fr. capo head, L. caput, or fr. It. cappa
    cape. See {Chief}, {Cape}.] (Bot.)
    1. An esculent vegetable of many varieties, derived from the
       wild {Brassica oleracea} of Europe. The common cabbage has
       a compact head of leaves. The cauliflower, Brussels
       sprouts, etc., are sometimes classed as cabbages.
    2. The terminal bud of certain palm trees, used, like,
       cabbage, for food. See {Cabbage tree}, below.
    3. The cabbage palmetto. See below.
    {Cabbage aphis} (Zo["o]l.), a green plant-louse ({Aphis
       brassic[ae]}) which lives upon the leaves of the cabbage.
    {Cabbage beetle} (Zo["o]l.), a small, striped flea-beetle
       ({Phyllotreta vittata}) which lives, in the larval state,
       on the roots, and when adult, on the leaves, of cabbage
       and other cruciferous plants.
    {Cabbage butterfly} (Zo["o]l.), a white butterfly ({Pieris
       rap[ae]} of both Europe and America, and the allied {P.
       oleracea}, a native American species) which, in the larval
       state, devours the leaves of the cabbage and the turnip.
       See {Cabbage worm}, below.
    {Cabbage fly} (Zo["o]l.), a small two-winged fly ({Anthomyia
       brassic[ae]}), which feeds, in the larval or maggot state,
       on the roots of the cabbage, often doing much damage to
       the crop.
    {Cabbage head}, the compact head formed by the leaves of a
       cabbage; -- contemptuously or humorously, and
       colloquially, a very stupid and silly person; a numskull.
    {Cabbage palmetto}, a species of palm tree ({Sabal Palmetto})
       found along the coast from North Carolina to Florida.
    {Cabbage rose} (Bot.), a species of rose ({Rosa centifolia})
       having large and heavy blossoms.
    {Cabbage tree}, {Cabbage palm}, a name given to palms having
       a terminal bud called a cabbage, as the {Sabal Palmetto}
       of the United States, and the {Euterpe oleracea} and
       {Oreodoxa oleracea} of the West Indies.
    {Cabbage worm} (Zo["o]l.), the larva of several species of
       moths and butterflies, which attacks cabbages. The most
       common is usually the larva of a white butterfly. See
       {Cabbage butterfly}, above. The cabbage cutworms, which
       eat off the stalks of young plants during the night, are
       the larv[ae] of several species of moths, of the genus
       {Agrotis}. See {Cutworm}.
    {Sea cabbage}.(Bot.)
       (a) Sea kale
       (b) . The original Plant ({Brassica oleracea}), from which
           the cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, etc., have been
           derived by cultivation.
    {Thousand-headed cabbage}. See {Brussels sprouts}.
  2. \Cab"bage\, v. i.
    To form a head like that the cabbage; as, to make lettuce
    cabbage. --Johnson.
  3. \Cab"bage\, v. i. [imp. & p. p {Cabbaged} (-b[asl]jd);
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Cabbaging} (-b[asl]*j[i^]ng).] [F. cabasser,
    fr. OF. cabas theft; cf. F. cabas basket, and OF. cabuser to
    To purloin or embezzle, as the pieces of cloth remaining
    after cutting out a garment; to pilfer.
          Your tailor . . . cabbages whole yards of cloth.
  4. \Cab"bage\, n.
    Cloth or clippings cabbaged or purloined by one who cuts out
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of cabbages suggests that you should not waste time with petty things in life. You enjoy challenges and competition.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: aubergine, beans, blunt, boodle, brass, bread, bucks, chips, dinero, dough, eggplant, gelt, gilt, grease, green, green stuff, greens, Irish potato, jack, kale, Kraut, legumes, love apple, mad apple, mazuma, moolah, mopus, oil of palms, ointment, oof, ooftish, pieplant, potato, potherbs, produce, rhino, rhubarb, rocks, shekels, simoleons, spondulics, spud, sugar, tater, the needful, tin, tomato, vegetables, wampum, white potato