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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 ?
Nothing that has life, either animal or vegetable as we know them, can exist without air, and it follows that nothing having life, according to our views of it, can exist in the moon:--or, if any thing having life do exist there, it must be under such modifications of all our known facts, as to amount to something like other principles of being.
As for the rest of the ranch, the land was good in patches, where it was cleared, like the vegetable garden and the vineyard, but the rest of it was too much up-and-down.
You know, there is no language of vegetables, which converts a cucumber into a formal declaration of attachment.
In all these respects, in the muscular gizzard adapted for vegetable food, in the arched beak and fleshy nostrils, short legs and form of foot, the Tinochorus has a close affinity with quails.
The other was, by a certain composition of gums, minerals, and vegetables, outwardly applied, to prevent the growth of wool upon two young lambs; and he hoped, in a reasonable time to propagate the breed of naked sheep, all over the kingdom.
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.
The sausage had only to watch the pot to see that the food was properly cooked, and when it was near dinner-time, he just threw himself into the broth, or rolled in and out among the vegetables three or four times, and there they were, buttered, and salted, and ready to be served.
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.
I set out one afternoon to go a-fishing to Fair Haven, through the woods, to eke out my scanty fare of vegetables.
Where's the money come in from flowers that take up the ground that good vegetables might be growin' on?