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Borrowed from Late Latin veget?lis, from veget?.
vegetal (comparative more vegetal, superlative most vegetal)
- (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, 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 [...].
- 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 (masculine and feminine plural vegetals)
- relating to plants or vegetables
vegetal (not comparable)
- vegetal, vegetable
vegetal m (plural vegetaj)
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)
vegetal m or f (plural vegetais, comparable)
- Relative to plants and vegetables
- Célula vegetal.
- (key): /bexe'tal/, [bexe't?al]
- Hyphenation: ve?ge?tal
vegetal (plural vegetales)
vegetal m (plural vegetales)