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Vegetal
See also: végétal and vegetál

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Late Latin veget?lis, from veget?.

Pronunciation

Adjective

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.]
    • 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 [...].
  2. Pertaining to vegetables or plants. [from 16th c.]
  3. (wine) Having a grassy, herbaceous taste.

Derived terms

Translations

Noun

vegetal (plural vegetals)

  1. (obsolete, chiefly botany) Any vegetable organism.
    • Burton
      This melancholy extends itself not to men only, but even to vegetals and sensibles.

Anagrams


Catalan

Pronunciation

Adjective

vegetal (masculine and feminine plural vegetals)

  1. relating to plants or vegetables

Interlingua

Adjective

vegetal (not comparable)

  1. vegetal, vegetable

Piedmontese

Pronunciation

Noun

vegetal m (plural vegetaj)

  1. vegetable

Portuguese

Pronunciation

Noun

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)

Synonyms

Adjective

vegetal m or f (plural vegetais, comparable)

  1. Relative to plants and vegetables
    Célula vegetal.

Spanish

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bexe'tal/, [bexe't?al]
  • Hyphenation: ve?ge?tal

Adjective

vegetal (plural vegetales)

  1. vegetal

Noun

vegetal m (plural vegetales)

  1. vegetable

Synonyms


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