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cab·bage

 (kăb′ĭj)
n.
1. Any of several forms of a vegetable (Brassica oleracea var. capitata) of the mustard family, having a globose head consisting of a short stem and tightly overlapping green to purplish leaves.
2. Any of several similar or related plants, such as Chinese cabbage.
3. The terminal bud of several species of palm, eaten as a vegetable.
4. Slang Money, especially in the form of bills.
5. Informal Sweetheart; dear. Used as a term of endearment.

[Middle English caboche, from Old North French, head, possibly from alteration of Latin caput; see capital1.]

cab′bag·y adj.

cabbage

(ˈkæbɪdʒ)
n
1. (Plants) Also called: cole any of various cultivated varieties of the plant Brassica oleracea capitata, typically having a short thick stalk and a large head of green or reddish edible leaves: family Brassicaceae (crucifers). See also brassica, savoy Compare skunk cabbage, Chinese cabbage
2. (Plants) wild cabbage a European plant, Brassica oleracea, with broad leaves and a long spike of yellow flowers: the plant from which the cabbages, cauliflower, broccoli, and Brussels sprout have been bred
3. (Plants)
a. the head of a cabbage
b. the edible leaf bud of the cabbage palm
4. informal a dull or unimaginative person
5. informal offensive a person who has no mental faculties and is dependent on others for his or her subsistence
[C14: from Norman French caboche head; perhaps related to Old French boce hump, bump, Latin caput head]

cabbage

(ˈkæbɪdʒ)
n
snippets of cloth appropriated by a tailor from a customer's material
vb
to steal; pilfer
[C17: of uncertain origin; perhaps related to Old French cabas theft]

cab•bage

(ˈkæb ɪdʒ)

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, eaten cooked or raw.
3. Slang. money, esp. paper money.
[1350–1400; < dial. Old French (Picardy, Normandy) literally, head, noggin]
cab′bage•like`, adj.

cabbage


Past participle: cabbaged
Gerund: cabbaging

Imperative
cabbage
cabbage
Present
I cabbage
you cabbage
he/she/it cabbages
we cabbage
you cabbage
they cabbage
Preterite
I cabbaged
you cabbaged
he/she/it cabbaged
we cabbaged
you cabbaged
they cabbaged
Present Continuous
I am cabbaging
you are cabbaging
he/she/it is cabbaging
we are cabbaging
you are cabbaging
they are cabbaging
Present Perfect
I have cabbaged
you have cabbaged
he/she/it has cabbaged
we have cabbaged
you have cabbaged
they have cabbaged
Past Continuous
I was cabbaging
you were cabbaging
he/she/it was cabbaging
we were cabbaging
you were cabbaging
they were cabbaging
Past Perfect
I had cabbaged
you had cabbaged
he/she/it had cabbaged
we had cabbaged
you had cabbaged
they had cabbaged
Future
I will cabbage
you will cabbage
he/she/it will cabbage
we will cabbage
you will cabbage
they will cabbage
Future Perfect
I will have cabbaged
you will have cabbaged
he/she/it will have cabbaged
we will have cabbaged
you will have cabbaged
they will have cabbaged
Future Continuous
I will be cabbaging
you will be cabbaging
he/she/it will be cabbaging
we will be cabbaging
you will be cabbaging
they will be cabbaging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cabbaging
you have been cabbaging
he/she/it has been cabbaging
we have been cabbaging
you have been cabbaging
they have been cabbaging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cabbaging
you will have been cabbaging
he/she/it will have been cabbaging
we will have been cabbaging
you will have been cabbaging
they will have been cabbaging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cabbaging
you had been cabbaging
he/she/it had been cabbaging
we had been cabbaging
you had been cabbaging
they had been cabbaging
Conditional
I would cabbage
you would cabbage
he/she/it would cabbage
we would cabbage
you would cabbage
they would cabbage
Past Conditional
I would have cabbaged
you would have cabbaged
he/she/it would have cabbaged
we would have cabbaged
you would have cabbaged
they would have cabbaged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cabbage - any of various types of cabbagecabbage - any of various types of cabbage  
cruciferous vegetable - a vegetable of the mustard family: especially mustard greens; various cabbages; broccoli; cauliflower; brussels sprouts
cole, kail, kale - coarse curly-leafed cabbage
Chinese celery, celery cabbage, Chinese cabbage - elongated head of crisp celery-like stalks and light green leaves
bok choi, bok choy - elongated head of dark green leaves on thick white stalks
head cabbage - any of several varieties of cabbage having a large compact globular head; may be steamed or boiled or stir-fried or used raw in coleslaw
Brassica oleracea, cultivated cabbage, cabbage - any of various cultivars of the genus Brassica oleracea grown for their edible leaves or flowers
2.cabbage - informal terms for moneycabbage - informal terms for money    
money - the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender; "we tried to collect the money he owed us"
3.cabbage - any of various cultivars of the genus Brassica oleracea grown for their edible leaves or flowerscabbage - any of various cultivars of the genus Brassica oleracea grown for their edible leaves or flowers
cabbage, chou - any of various types of cabbage
crucifer, cruciferous plant - any of various plants of the family Cruciferae
Brassica, genus Brassica - mustards: cabbages; cauliflowers; turnips; etc.
Brassica oleracea capitata, head cabbage, head cabbage plant - any of various cultivated cabbage plants having a short thick stalk and large compact head of edible usually green leaves
Verb1.cabbage - make off with belongings of otherscabbage - make off with belongings of others  
steal - take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"

cabbage

noun
Slang. Something, such as coins or printed bills, used as a medium of exchange:
Informal: wampum.
Chiefly British: brass.
Translations
كُرُنْبمَلْفوف
zelíkapusta
kål
kapsas
kaalivihannes
kupus
káposzta
kál
キャベツ
양배추
kopūstas
kāpostikāposts
kapusta
zelje
kupusкупус
kålvitkål
กะหล่ำ
lahanalâhana
cải bắp

cabbage

[ˈkæbɪdʒ]
A. N
1. (Bot) → col f, repollo m
2. (fig) (= person) → vegetal m
B. CPD cabbage white (butterfly) Nmariposa f de la col

cabbage

[ˈkæbɪdʒ] nchou m

cabbage

n
Kohl m, → Kraut nt (esp S Ger); a head of cabbageein Kohlkopf m
(inf: = person) → geistiger Krüppel (inf); to become a cabbageverblöden (inf); (sick person)dahinvegetieren

cabbage

:
cabbage lettuce
nKopfsalat m
cabbage rose
nZentifolie f
cabbage white (butterfly)

cabbage

[ˈkæbɪdʒ] ncavolo

cabbage

(ˈkӕbidʒ) noun
a type of vegetable with edible (usually green) leaves. He bought a cabbage.

cabbage

كُرُنْب zelí kål Kohl λάχανο col kaali chou kupus cavolo キャベツ 양배추 kool kål kapusta repolho белокочаннаня капуста kål กะหล่ำ lahana cải bắp 卷心菜

cab·bage

n. col, repollo.
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The woodwork, throughout, is of a dark hue and there is much carving about it, with but a trifling variety of pattern for, time out of mind, the carvers of Vondervotteimittiss have never been able to carve more than two objects -- a time-piece and a cabbage.
At last he got hold of another kind of cabbage, but scarcely had swallowed it when he felt another change, and he once more regained his human form.
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Everybody discussed me; and did it as uncon- cernedly as if I had been a cabbage.
The young, sturdy-looking son was telling something funny with his mouth full of pudding, and they were all laughing, the woman in the clogs, who was pouring cabbage soup into a bowl, laughing most merrily of all.
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