vegetal

See also: végétal and vegetál

EnglishEdit

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.]
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970, partition III, section 2, member 1, subsection 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.]
    • 2018, Susan Orlean, The Library Book, Simon and Schusterl, page 241:
      The Computer Center is muffled and dim, warm with whiffs of sourness, of body odor, and of the vegetal smells of dirt embedded in clothes that were advancing in the direction of compost.
  3. (wine) Having a grassy, herbaceous taste.

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NounEdit

vegetal (plural vegetals)

  1. (obsolete, chiefly botany) Any vegetable organism.

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CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

vegetal (masculine and feminine plural vegetals)

  1. relating to plants or vegetables

InterlinguaEdit

AdjectiveEdit

vegetal (not comparable)

  1. vegetal, vegetable

PiedmonteseEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

vegetal m (plural vegetaj)

  1. vegetable

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Rhymes: (Portugal) -al, (Brazil) -aw
  • Hyphenation: ve‧ge‧tal

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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AdjectiveEdit

vegetal m or f (plural vegetais, comparable)

  1. Relative to plants and vegetables
    Célula vegetal.

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French végétal.

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vegetal m or n (feminine singular vegetală, masculine plural vegetali, feminine and neuter plural vegetale)

  1. vegetal, vegetable

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SpanishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bexeˈtal/, [be.xeˈt̪al]
  • Hyphenation: ve‧ge‧tal

AdjectiveEdit

vegetal (plural vegetales)

  1. vegetal

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

vegetal m (plural vegetales)

  1. vegetable
    Synonym: verdura

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