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Cabbage - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Cabbage' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Cabbage [ n.]
- 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.
- The terminal bud of certain palm trees, used, like, cabbage, for food. See Cabbage tree, below.
- The cabbage palmetto. See below.
- Cloth or clippings cabbaged or purloined by one who cuts out garments.
2 . Cabbage [ v. i.]
- To form a head like that the cabbage; as, to make lettuce cabbage.
- To purloin or embezzle, as the pieces of cloth remaining after cutting out a garment; to pilfer.