Cabbage meaning

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Sweetheart; dear. Used as a term of endearment.
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The definition of cabbage is a vegetable with large light green or purple leaves formed into a tight head and a short thick stem.

An example of cabbage is the main ingredient in coleslaw.

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Any of several forms of a vegetable (Brassica oleracea var. capitata) of the mustard family, having a globose head consisting of a short stem and tightly overlapping green to purplish leaves.
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Any of several similar or related plants, such as Chinese cabbage.
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The terminal bud of several species of palm, eaten as a vegetable.
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Money, especially in the form of bills.
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A common vegetable (Brassica oleracea var. capitata) of the crucifer family, with thick leaves formed into a round, compact head on a short, thick stalk: cultivated as early as 2000 b.c.
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An edible bud at the end of the branch on some palm trees.
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Paper money.
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To steal.
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Cloth snippets appropriated by a tailor when cutting out clothes.
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An edible plant (Brassica oleracea var. capitata) having a head of green leaves.
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(uncountable) The leaves of this plant eaten as a vegetable.

Cabbage is good for you.

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(countable, offensive) A person with severely reduced mental capacities due to brain damage.

After the car crash, he became a cabbage.

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Used as a term of endearment.
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(uncountable, slang) Cloth or clippings cabbaged or purloined by one who cuts out garments.
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(uncountable, slang) Money.
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(uncountable, slang) Marijuana leaf, the part that is not smoked but from which cannabutter can be extracted.
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The terminal bud of certain palm trees, used for food.
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The cabbage palmetto.
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(intransitive) To form a head like that of the cabbage.

To make lettuce cabbage.

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

From Anglo-Norman caboche, "head", from the Picard or Norman/Old Northern French dialect of Old French. This in turn is a variant of the Old French caboce, most likely a diminutive from Latin caput (“head”), but also possibly related to boce (“hump, bump”)