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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English caboche, cabage(cabbage”; “a certain fish), from Anglo-Norman[1][2] caboche(head), a northern variant of caboce,[3] of uncertain origin. Some authorities derive it from Latin caput(head),[2] others from ca- (said to be an expressive prefix) + boce(hump; bump).[1][4].

NounEdit

 
A head of cabbage.

cabbage ‎(countable and uncountable, plural cabbages)

  1. An edible plant (Brassica oleracea var. capitata) having a head of green leaves.
  2. (uncountable) The leaves of this plant eaten as a vegetable.
    Cabbage is good for you.
  3. (countable, offensive) A person with severely reduced mental capacities due to brain damage.
    After the car crash, he became a cabbage.
  4. Used as a term of endearment.
  5. (uncountable, slang) Money.
  6. (uncountable, slang) Marijuana leaf, the part that is not smoked but from which cannabutter can be extracted.
  7. The terminal bud of certain palm trees, used for food.
  8. The cabbage palmetto.
SynonymsEdit
  • (plant): cabbage plant, cole
  • (leaves of this plant eaten as a vegetable): cole, greens
  • (person with severely reduced mental capacities due to brain damage): vegetable
TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

cabbage ‎(third-person singular simple present cabbages, present participle cabbaging, simple past and past participle cabbaged)

  1. (intransitive) To form a head like that of the cabbage.
    to make lettuce cabbage

Etymology 2Edit

Unclear. Perhaps from Dutch (*)kabbassen, from Old French cabasser(put into a basket), from cabas.[5] Alternatively, perhaps from an earlier word (*)carbage ("shred"), a potential variant of (*)garbage "wheat straw".[1]

NounEdit

cabbage ‎(uncountable)

  1. (uncountable, slang) Scraps of cloth which are left after a garment has been cut out, which tailors traditionally kept.

VerbEdit

cabbage ‎(third-person singular simple present cabbages, present participle cabbaging, simple past and past participle cabbaged)

  1. (transitive) To purloin or embezzle; to pilfer, to steal.
    • Arbuthnot
      Your tailor [] cabbages whole yards of cloth.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 8, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      We toted in the wood and got the fire going nice and comfortable. Lord James still set in one of the chairs and Applegate had cabbaged the other and was hugging the stove.
SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 cabbage” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  2. 2.0 2.1 cabbage” in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2015.
  3. ^ caboche”, in MED Online, University of Michigan, 2007
  4. ^ caboche” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
  5. ^ cabbage in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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