Vegetable kingdom
Kingdom King"dom, n. [AS. cyningd[=o]m. See 2d {King}, and {-dom}.] 1. The rank, quality, state, or attributes of a king; royal authority; sovereign power; rule; dominion; monarchy. [1913 Webster]

Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. --Ps. cxiv. 13. [1913 Webster]

When Jehoram was risen up to the kingdom of his father, he strengthened himself. --2 Chron. xxi. 4. [1913 Webster]

2. The territory or country subject to a king or queen; the dominion of a monarch; the sphere in which one is king or has control. [1913 Webster]

Unto the kingdom of perpetual night. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

You're welcome, Most learned reverend sir, into our kingdom. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. An extensive scientific division distinguished by leading or ruling characteristics; a principal division; a department; as, the mineral kingdom. In modern biology, the division of life into five kingdoms is widely used for classification. ``The animal and vegetable kingdoms.'' --Locke. [1913 Webster +PJC]

{Animal kingdom}. See under {Animal}.

{Kingdom of God}. (a) The universe. (b) That spiritual realm of which God is the acknowledged sovereign. (c) The authority or dominion of God.

{Mineral kingdom}. See under {Mineral}.

{United Kingdom}. See under {United}.

{Vegetable kingdom}. See under {Vegetable}.

Syn: Realm; empire; dominion; monarchy; sovereignty; domain. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Vegetable kingdom — Vegetable Veg e*ta*ble, a. [F. v[ e]g[ e]table growing, capable of growing, formerly also, as a noun, a vegetable, from L. vegetabilis enlivening, from vegetare to enliven, invigorate, quicken, vegetus enlivened, vigorous, active, vegere to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vegetable kingdom — Vegetable Veg e*ta*ble, a. [F. v[ e]g[ e]table growing, capable of growing, formerly also, as a noun, a vegetable, from L. vegetabilis enlivening, from vegetare to enliven, invigorate, quicken, vegetus enlivened, vigorous, active, vegere to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vegetable kingdom — noun : plant kingdom * * * vegetable kingdom noun That division of natural objects which consists of vegetables or plants • • • Main Entry: ↑vegetable * * * vegetable kingdom, = plant kingdom. (Cf. ↑plant kingdom) …   Useful english dictionary

  • vegetable kingdom — Synonyms and related words: animal kingdom, botany, chain of being, class structure, domain, establishment, flora, flowerage, greenery, greens, herbage, hierarchy, kingdom, mineral kingdom, natural hierarchy, pecking order, plant kingdom, plant… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • vegetable kingdom — veg′etable king dom n. cvb bio the plants of the world collectively (contrasted with animal kingdom mineral kingdom) …   From formal English to slang

  • vegetable kingdom. — See plant kingdom. * * * …   Universalium

  • vegetable kingdom — plant kingdom, group of plants in general …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vegetable kingdom — /ˈvɛdʒtəbəl kɪŋdəm/ (say vejtuhbuhl kingduhm) noun → plant kingdom …   Australian English dictionary

  • vegetable kingdom. — See plant kingdom …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom — is a book on evolution in plants by Charles Darwin, first published in 1876. In this book Darwin provides experimental evidence for a hypothesis stated in his famed book of 1859, Origin of Species, that ... in none [i.e. plant] [...] can self… …   Wikipedia

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