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Meaning of cabbage

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. money, esp. paper money.
    1. a stupid, dull, or spiritless person.
    2. a mentally impaired person who is unable to live independently; vegetable.

cab•bage

Pronunciation: (kab'ij), [key]
— n., v., -baged, -bag•ing.
—n.
    1. cloth scraps that remain after a garment has been cut from a fabric and that by custom the tailor may claim.
    2. Also calledcab.such scraps used for reprocessing.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. 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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