- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈvɛdʒɨtl̩/
- (General American) enPR: vĕjʹĭ-tl, IPA(key): /ˈvɛdʒɪ̈tl̩/
- Rhymes: -ɛdʒɪtəl
- Hyphenation UK: ve‧ge‧tal, US: veg‧e‧tal
- (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; The Anatomy of Melancholy, 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, (please specify |partition=1, 2, or 3):, 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 […].
- Pertaining to vegetables or plants. [from 16th c.]
- (wine) Having a grassy, herbaceous taste.
pertaining to vegetables or plants
vegetal (plural vegetals)
- (obsolete, chiefly botany) Any vegetable organism.
- This melancholy extends itself not to men only, but even to vegetals and sensibles.
vegetal m (plural vegetais)
- vegetable (edible material derived from a plant)
- (figuratively) vegetable (person whose body or brain has been damaged so that they cannot interact with the surrounding environment)
- Relative to plants and vegetables
- Célula vegetal.