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vegetable

 [vej´ĕ-tah-b'l]
1. pertaining to or derived from plants.
2. any plant or species of plant, especially one cultivated as a source of food.

veg·e·ta·ble

(vej'ĕ-tă-bĕl),
1. A plant, specifically one used for food.
2. Relating to plants, as distinguished from animals or minerals. Synonym(s): vegetal (1)
[M.E., fr. L. vegetabilis (see vegetation)]
Nutrition An edible plant or part of a plant other than a sweet fruit or seed (nut). Defining a plant food as a vegetable is somewhat arbitrary and depends on use. As an example, tomatoes are botanically defined as fruits, but used as vegetables
Vox populi A common, albeit un-PC, term for a person in persistent vegetative state

veg·e·ta·ble

(vej'ĕ-tă-bĕl)
1. A plant, specifically one used for food.
2. Relating to plants, as distinguished from animals or minerals.
Synonym(s): vegetal (1) .
[M.E., fr. L. vegetabilis]

vegetable

1. pertaining to or derived from plants.
2. any plant or species of plant, especially one cultivated as a source of food.

vegetable drugs
derived from plants; includes alkaloids, glycosides, resins, gums and oils.
vegetable matter base
residue after dissolving wool in a sample; a measure of the contamination of the wool.
vegetable oil
oil derived from plants. Commercially used oils include peanut, linseed, sesame, cottonseed and castor. A separate group is the volatile oils including oil of turpentine, eucalyptus, peppermint and oil of cloves (eugenol). Animal oils are irritating to tissue and their accidental inhalation almost always causes a serious aspiration pneumonia. Vegetable oils are virtually nonpathogenic.

Patient discussion about vegetable

Q. Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables? what would i gain if i'll do so?

A. It is a good idea to cut back on red-meat consumption, and increase the amount of fruit and vegetables in your diet, as these factors can lower the risk for developing colo-rectal cancer, whereas red meat has been found to be a risk factor in developing the disease. Other than that, fruit and vegetables are rich with fibers, that can ease constipation and help the digestive system.

Q. Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables? what would i gain if i'll do so?

A. eating more fruits and vegetables will bring a positive effect for your body health, but the most important source of protein is coming from meat, and there's no such valid evidence-based-data to show us that meat is no good for our body.

so, as long as you eat all those meat, fruit, vegetables, and even carbs in proper amount, you will probably get no harmful effect.
stay healthy always..

Q. What and how much intake should I have 1. Vegetables, 2. Fruits and whole grain… I am 21 years old and would like to know that in order to get the required fiber per day what and how much intake should I have 1. Vegetables, 2. Fruits and whole grain…

A. actually men under 50 should have 38 grams a day of fiber. here is a nice article about fiber consuming and a list of foods that contain fiber and the amount of it:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/fiber/NU00033/METHOD=print

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References in classic literature ?
You can trim and tend them, therefore, as you please; and I will ask only the least trifle of a blossom, now and then, in exchange for all the good, honest kitchen vegetables with which I propose to enrich Miss Hepzibah's table.
Chance rewarded our search for eatable vegetables, and one of the most useful products of the tropical zones furnished us with precious food that we missed on board.
Although favored by a strictly vegetable descent myself, the laws of nature have not permitted me to escape from the influence of this common rule.
Yes, but I am afraid there will rise up, by the side of us, a sect like that of Epictetus, you know him well; the philosopher of Hieropolis, he who called bread luxury, vegetables prodigality, and clear water drunkenness; he who, being beaten by his master, said to him, grumbling a little it is true, but without being angry, `I will lay a wager you have broken my leg
At length the royal bargain was concluded; the necessary supply of hogs obtained, besides several goats, two sheep, a quantity of poultry, and vegetables in abundance.
So now the bird set the table, and the mouse looked after the food and, wishing to prepare it in the same way as the sausage, by rolling in and out among the vegetables to salt and butter them, she jumped into the pot; but she stopped short long before she reached the bottom, having already parted not only with her skin and hair, but also with life.
His garden became a perfect crater, erupting vegetables.
He had been attracted by the Gallic look of the window, in which was generally an uncooked steak on one plate and on each side two dishes of raw vegetables.
One should infer that they can cook vegetables," he added.
You know, there is no language of vegetables, which converts a cucumber into a formal declaration of attachment.
I set out one afternoon to go a-fishing to Fair Haven, through the woods, to eke out my scanty fare of vegetables.
Just above the desserts came the list of vegetables.