Vegetable etymology


English word vegetable comes from Latin vegeto (I arouse, enliven, quicken, animate, invigorate.), Latin vegetare

Etymology of vegetable

Detailed word origin of vegetable

Dictionary entry Language Definition
vegeto Latin (lat) I arouse, enliven, quicken, animate, invigorate.
vegetare Latin (lat)
vegetabilis Latin (lat) Able to produce and support growth, vegetative. Animating, enlivening, vivifying.
vegetable Old French (fro)
vegetable English (en) (figuratively, derogatory) A person whose brain (or, infrequently, body) has been damaged so that they cannot interact with the surrounding environment; a brain-dead person.. A plant raised for some edible part of it, such as the leaves, roots, fruit or flowers, but excluding any plant considered to be a fruit, grain, or spice in the culinary sense.. Any plant.. The edible part of such a [...]