Cabbage rose
Cabbage 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. [1913 Webster]

2. The terminal bud of certain palm trees, used, like, cabbage, for food. See {Cabbage tree}, below. [1913 Webster]

3. The cabbage palmetto. See below. [1913 Webster]

{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 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.

{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}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Cabbage rose — Rose Rose, n. [AS. rose, L. rosa, probably akin to Gr. ?, Armor. vard, OPer. vareda; and perhaps to E. wort: cf. F. rose, from the Latin. Cf. {Copperas}, {Rhododendron}.] 1. A flower and shrub of any species of the genus {Rosa}, of which there… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cabbage rose — n. an ancient cultivated rose (Rosa centifolia) from the Caucasus, ancestor of many modern roses …   English World dictionary

  • cabbage rose — šimtalapis erškėtis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Erškėtinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis kultūrinis augalas (Rosa ×centifolia), naudojamas maisto priedams (kvėpikliams) gaminti. Iš jo gaunamas eterinis aliejus.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • cabbage rose — cab′bage rose n. pln a rose, Rosa centifolia, having large and fragrant pink flowers, cultivated in many varieties • Etymology: 1755–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • cabbage rose — /kæbədʒ ˈroʊz/ (say kabuhj rohz) noun a hybrid rose, Rosa x centifolia, with numerous overlapping leaves in a rounded flower head; developed by Dutch rose breeders …   Australian English dictionary

  • cabbage rose — noun Date: 1795 a fragrant garden rose (Rosa centifolia) with upright branches and large pink flowers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cabbage rose — a rose, Rosa centifolia, having large and fragrant pink flowers, cultivated in many varieties. [1755 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • cabbage rose — noun a kind of rose with a large, round, compact double flower …   English new terms dictionary

  • cabbage rose — noun : a fragrant garden rose (Rosa centifolia) with upright branches and large full white or pink flowers …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cabbage — 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},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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