cabbage


cabbage
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 2000 B.C.
2. an edible bud at the end of the branch on some palm trees
3. Slang paper money
cabbage2 [kab′ij]
vt., vi.
cabbaged, cabbaging [prob. < Fr cabasser, to put into a basket, steal < cabas, basket < VL * capacium, reed basket] [Old Brit. Slang] to steal
n.
[prob. < the v.]
Archaic cloth snippets appropriated by a tailor when cutting out clothes

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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