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See also: végétal and vegetál

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Late Latin vegetālis, from vegetō.

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AdjectiveEdit

vegetal (comparative more vegetal, superlative most vegetal)

  1. (now rare, historical) Capable of growth and reproduction, but not feeling or reason (often opposed to sensible and rational). [from 15th c.]
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069:, III.2.1.i:
      Which although it be denominated from men, and most evident in them, yet it extends and shows itself in vegetal and sensible creatures […].
  2. Pertaining to vegetables or plants. [from 16th c.]
  3. (wine) Having a grassy, herbaceous taste.

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NounEdit

vegetal (plural vegetals)

  1. (obsolete, chiefly botany) Any vegetable organism.
    • Burton
      This melancholy extends itself not to men only, but even to vegetals and sensibles.

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AdjectiveEdit

vegetal (masculine and feminine plural vegetals)

  1. relating to plants or vegetables

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NounEdit

vegetal m (plural vegetais)

  1. vegetable (edible material derived from a plant)
  2. (figuratively) vegetable (person whose body or brain has been damaged so that they cannot interact with the surrounding environment)

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vegetal m, f (plural vegetais, comparable)

  1. Relative to plants and vegetables
    Célula vegetal.

SpanishEdit

 
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AdjectiveEdit

vegetal (plural vegetales)

  1. vegetal

NounEdit

vegetal m (plural vegetales)

  1. vegetable

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