cabbage

  • 1 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

  • 2 Cabbage — Cab bage, v. i. To form a head like that the cabbage; as, to make lettuce cabbage. Johnson. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 cabbage — (n.) mid 15c., caboge, from M.Fr. caboche head (in the Channel Islands, cabbage ), from O.Fr. caboce head, from L. caput head (see HEAD (Cf. head) (n.)). Introduced to Canada 1541 by Jacques Cartier on his third voyage. First written record of it …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 CABBAGE — CABBAGE, vegetable known in rabbinic literature as keruv, i.e., kale (Brassica oleracea var. acephala). Highly regarded for nutritive and medicinal purposes (Ber. 44b), its leaves were eaten raw or boiled (ibid. 38b), its stem, called isparagos… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 5 Cabbage — 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 cheat.] To purloin or embezzle, as the pieces of cloth remaining after …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Cabbage — Cab bage, n. Cloth or clippings cabbaged or purloined by one who cuts out garments. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 cabbage — ► NOUN 1) a vegetable with thick green or purple leaves surrounding a spherical heart or head of young leaves. 2) Brit. informal, derogatory a person with a very dull or limited life. 3) Brit. informal, offensive a person who is severely… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 cabbage — cabbage1 [kab′ij] n. [ME & OFr caboche, earlier caboce < ?] 1. a common vegetable (Brassica oleracea var. capitata) of the crucifer family, with thick leaves formed into a round, compact head on a short, thick stalk: cultivated as early as… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Cabbage — This article is about the vegetable. For other uses, see Cabbage (disambiguation). Cabbage Cabbage and its cross section Details …

    Wikipedia

  • 10 cabbage — cabbage1 cabbagelike, adj. /kab ij/, n. 1. any of several cultivated varieties of a plant, Brassica oleracea capitata, of the mustard family, having a short stem and leaves formed into a compact, edible head. 2. the head or leaves of this plant,… …

    Universalium

  • 11 cabbage — n. 1) red; savoy; white cabbage 2) boiled cabbage 3) a head of cabbage 4) (AE) corned beef and cabbage * * * [ kæbɪdʒ] savoy white cabbage (AE) corned beef and cabbage a head of cabbage boiled cabbage red …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 cabbage — n. 1 a any of several cultivated varieties of Brassica oleracea, with thick green or purple leaves forming a round heart or head. b this head usu. eaten as vegetable. 2 colloq. derog. a person who is inactive or lacks interest. Phrases and idioms …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 13 cabbage — 1. noun a) An edible plant (Brassica oleracea var. capitata) having a head of green leaves. Cabbage is good for you. b) The leaves of this plant eaten as a vegetable. After the car crash, he became a cabbage. Syn: cabbage plant …

    Wiktionary

  • 14 cabbage — gūžinis kopūstas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bastutinių šeimos daržovinis, vaistinis kultūrinis augalas (Brassica oleracea var. capitata). atitikmenys: lot. Brassica oleracea var. capitata angl. cabbage; red cabbage; white cabbage vok.… …

    Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • 15 cabbage — gūžinis kopūstas statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Dvimetė bastutinių (Brassicaceae) šeimos daržovė. Stiebas trumpas, lapai trumpakočiai, dideli, mėsingi, susuka 10–45 cm gūžę. Maistui vartojamos lapų gūžės. Yra įvairaus ankstyvumo… …

    Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • 16 cabbage — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ green, red, white ▪ Chinese, savoy, spring ▪ boiled, pickled, raw …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 cabbage — [14] The shape of a cabbage, reminiscent of someone’s head, led to its being named in Old French caboce, which meant literally ‘head’. English acquired the word via the Old Northern French variant caboche (whose modern French descendant caboche,… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 18 cabbage — [[t]kæ̱bɪʤ[/t]] cabbages 1) N VAR A cabbage is a round vegetable with white, green or purple leaves that is usually eaten cooked. 2) N COUNT: usu sing If someone refers to a very sick or disabled person as a cabbage, they are saying in an… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 cabbage */ — UK [ˈkæbɪdʒ] / US noun Word forms cabbage : singular cabbage plural cabbages 1) [countable/uncountable] a hard round vegetable with green or purple leaves that can be eaten raw in salads or cooked 2) [countable] British informal an offensive word …

    English dictionary

  • 20 cabbage — /ˈkæbɪdʒ / (say kabij) noun 1. any of various cultivated varieties of Brassica oleracea var. capitata, with short stem and leaves formed into a compact, edible head. 2. any of various plants resembling a cabbage. 3. the head of the ordinary… …

    Australian English dictionary