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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cabbage  \Cab"bage\  (k[a^]b"b[asl]j),  n.  [OE.  cabage,  fr  F. 
  cabus  headed  (of  cabbages),  chou  cabus  headed  cabbage, 
  cabbage  head;  cf  It  capuccio  a  little  head,  cappuccio  cowl, 
  hood,  cabbage,  fr  capo  head,  L.  caput,  or  fr  It  cappa 
  cape.  See  {Chief},  {Cape}.]  (Bot.) 
  1.  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.  The  terminal  bud  of  certain  palm  trees,  used  like 
  cabbage,  for  food.  See  {Cabbage  tree},  below. 
 
  3.  The  cabbage  palmetto.  See  below. 
 
  {Cabbage  aphis}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  green  plant-louse  ({Aphis 
  brassic[ae]})  which  lives  upon  the  leaves  of  the  cabbage. 
 
 
  {Cabbage  beetle}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  striped  flea-beetle 
  ({Phyllotreta  vittata})  which  lives,  in  the  larval  state, 
  on  the  roots,  and  when  adult,  on  the  leaves,  of  cabbage 
  and  other  cruciferous  plants. 
 
  {Cabbage  butterfly}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  white  butterfly  ({Pieris 
  rap[ae]}  of  both  Europe  and  America,  and  the  allied  {P. 
  oleracea},  a  native  American  species)  which  in  the  larval 
  state,  devours  the  leaves  of  the  cabbage  and  the  turnip. 
  See  {Cabbage  worm},  below. 
 
  {Cabbage  fly}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  two-winged  fly  ({Anthomyia 
  brassic[ae]}),  which  feeds,  in  the  larval  or  maggot  state, 
  on  the  roots  of  the  cabbage,  often  doing  much  damage  to 
  the  crop. 
 
  {Cabbage  head},  the  compact  head  formed  by  the  leaves  of  a 
  cabbage;  --  contemptuously  or  humorously,  and 
  colloquially,  a  very  stupid  and  silly  person;  a  numskull. 
 
 
  {Cabbage  palmetto},  a  species  of  palm  tree  ({Sabal  Palmetto}) 
  found  along  the  coast  from  North  Carolina  to  Florida. 
 
  {Cabbage  rose}  (Bot.),  a  species  of  rose  ({Rosa  centifolia}) 
  having  large  and  heavy  blossoms. 
 
  {Cabbage  tree},  {Cabbage  palm},  a  name  given  to  palms  having 
  a  terminal  bud  called  a  cabbage,  as  the  {Sabal  Palmetto} 
  of  the  United  States,  and  the  {Euterpe  oleracea}  and 
  {Oreodoxa  oleracea}  of  the  West  Indies. 
 
  {Cabbage  worm}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  larva  of  several  species  of 
  moths  and  butterflies,  which  attacks  cabbages.  The  most 
  common  is  usually  the  larva  of  a  white  butterfly.  See 
  {Cabbage  butterfly},  above.  The  cabbage  cutworms,  which 
  eat  off  the  stalks  of  young  plants  during  the  night,  are 
  the  larv[ae]  of  several  species  of  moths,  of  the  genus 
  {Agrotis}.  See  {Cutworm}. 
 
  {Sea  cabbage}.(Bot.) 
  a  Sea  kale 
  b  .  The  original  Plant  ({Brassica  oleracea}),  from  which 
  the  cabbage,  cauliflower,  broccoli,  etc.,  have  been 
  derived  by  cultivation. 
 
  {Thousand-headed  cabbage}.  See  {Brussels  sprouts}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cabbage  \Cab"bage\,  v.  i. 
  To  form  a  head  like  that  the  cabbage;  as  to  make  lettuce 
  cabbage.  --Johnson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cabbage  \Cab"bage\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p  {Cabbaged}  (-b[asl]jd); 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Cabbaging}  (-b[asl]*j[i^]ng).]  [F.  cabasser, 
  fr  OF  cabas  theft;  cf  F.  cabas  basket,  and  OF  cabuser  to 
  cheat.] 
  To  purloin  or  embezzle,  as  the  pieces  of  cloth  remaining 
  after  cutting  out  a  garment;  to  pilfer. 
 
  Your  tailor  .  .  .  cabbages  whole  yards  of  cloth. 
  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cabbage  \Cab"bage\,  n. 
  Cloth  or  clippings  cabbaged  or  purloined  by  one  who  cuts  out 
  garments. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cabbage 
  n  1:  any  of  various  types  of  cabbage  [syn:  {chou}] 
  2:  informal  terms  for  money  [syn:  {shekels},  {gelt},  {dough},  {bread}, 
  {dinero},  {lucre},  {loot},  {pelf},  {moolah},  {kale}] 
  3:  any  of  various  cultivars  of  the  genus  Brassica  oleracea 
  grown  for  their  edible  leaves  or  flowers  [syn:  {cultivated 
  cabbage},  {Brassica  oleracea}] 
  v  :  make  off  with  belongings  of  others  [syn:  {pilfer},  {purloin}, 
  {pinch},  {abstract},  {snarf},  {swipe},  {hook},  {sneak}, 
  {filch},  {nobble},  {lift}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  CABBAGE,  n.  A  familiar  kitchen-garden  vegetable  about  as  large  and 
  wise  as  a  man's  head. 
  The  cabbage  is  so  called  from  Cabagius  a  prince  who  on  ascending 
  the  throne  issued  a  decree  appointing  a  High  Council  of  Empire 
  consisting  of  the  members  of  his  predecessor's  Ministry  and  the 
  cabbages  in  the  royal  garden.  When  any  of  his  Majesty's  measures  of 
  state  policy  miscarried  conspicuously  it  was  gravely  announced  that 
  several  members  of  the  High  Council  had  been  beheaded,  and  his 
  murmuring  subjects  were  appeased. 
 
 




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