Definition of Cabbage

1. Noun. Any of various types of cabbage.

2. Verb. Make off with belongings of others. "They cabbage the money "
Exact synonyms: Abstract, Filch, Hook, Lift, Nobble, Pilfer, Pinch, Purloin, Snarf, Sneak, Swipe
Generic synonyms: Steal
Derivative terms: Lifter, Pilferage, Pilferer

3. Noun. Informal terms for money.

4. Noun. Any of various cultivars of the genus Brassica oleracea grown for their edible leaves or flowers.
Exact synonyms: Brassica Oleracea, Cultivated Cabbage
Terms within: Chou
Generic synonyms: Crucifer, Cruciferous Plant
Group relationships: Brassica, Genus Brassica
Specialized synonyms: Brassica Oleracea Capitata, Head Cabbage, Head Cabbage Plant

Definition of Cabbage

1. n. An esculent vegetable of many varieties, derived from the wild Brassica oleracea of Europe. The common cabbage has a compact head of leaves. The cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, etc., are sometimes classed as cabbages.

2. v. i. To form a head like that the cabbage; as, to make lettuce cabbage.

3. v. i. To purloin or embezzle, as the pieces of cloth remaining after cutting out a garment; to pilfer.

4. n. Cloth or clippings cabbaged or purloined by one who cuts out garments.

Definition of Cabbage

1. Noun. An edible plant (''Brassica oleracea var. capitata'') having a head of green leaves. ¹

2. Noun. The leaves of this plant eaten as a vegetable. ¹

3. Noun. (offensive) A person with severely reduced mental capacities due to brain damage. ¹

4. Noun. (non-gloss definition Used as a term of endearment.) ¹

5. Noun. (uncountable slang) Cloth or clippings cabbaged or purloined by one who cuts out garments. ¹

6. Noun. (uncountable slang) Money ¹

7. Noun. (uncountable slang) Marijuana leaf, the part you don't smoke but have to first extract into cannabutter and bake into spacecake to get high off. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To form a head like that of the cabbage; as, to make lettuce cabbage. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive) To purloin or embezzle, as the pieces of cloth remaining after cutting out a garment; to pilfer. ¹

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Definition of Cabbage

1. to steal [v -BAGED, -BAGING, -BAGES] - See also: steal

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cabbage

cabbage (current term)
cabbage-bark tree
cabbage bark
cabbage goiter
cabbage palm
cabbage palmetto
cabbage palms
cabbage tree
cabbage white
cabbage whites

Literary usage of Cabbage

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1914)
"A RADISH-cabbage HYBRID Cross Between Two Genera Shows Extraordinary Vigor but Absolute Sterility— I Pollen Irregular Both in Size and in Shape—Two Extra ..."

2. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"60 : "Even the ships' crews helped, except those who brought the cabbage ... Several of my companions suffered by eating too much of the cabbage- palm. ..."

3. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"There were several distinct types or races of the cabbage in cultivation in Pliny's time. ... The varieties of cabbage are тегу numerous and various. ..."

4. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1907)
"The leaves of the wild plant are bluish green, fleshy and hairless like those of the cultivated cabbage, and either entire or indented in outline. ..."

5. The world's wit and humor: an encyclopedia of the classic wit and humor of by Lionel Strachey (1906)
"If it be said that we are made after the image of the Supreme Being, and the cabbage is not—grant that to be true; yet by polluting our soul, ..."

6. Fungous Diseases of Plants, with Chapters on Physiology, Culture Methods and by Benjamin Minge Duggar (1909)
"Vitality of the cabbage Black Rot Germ on cabbage Seed. NY Agl. Exp. Sta. Built. ... RUSSELL, HL A Bacterial Rot of cabbage and Allied Plants. Wis. ..."

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