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vegetable

Edited by T. F. Hoad

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

Published in print January 1996 | ISBN: 9780192830982
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191727153
vegetable

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adj. †having the life characteristic of a plant XIV; pert. to plants XVI; sb. plant XVI; plant cultivated for food

Reference Entry.  110 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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