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cab•bage



Pronunciation: (kab'ij), [key]
n.
1. any of several cultivated varieties of a plant, Brassica oleracea capitata, of the mustard family, having a short stem and leaves formed into a compact, edible head.
2. the head or leaves of this plant, eaten cooked or raw.
3. Slang.money, esp. paper money.
4. Chiefly Brit. Informal.
a. a stupid, dull, or spiritless person.
b. a mentally impaired person who is unable to live independently; vegetable.

cab•bage



Pronunciation: (kab'ij), [key]
n., v., -baged, -bag•ing.


n.
Chiefly Brit.
a. cloth scraps that remain after a garment has been cut from a fabric and that by custom the tailor may claim.
b. Also called cab. such scraps used for reprocessing.

v.t., v.i.
to steal; pilfer: He cabbaged whole yards of cloth.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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