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 Dictionary entry overview: What does veggie mean? 

VEGGIE (noun)
  The noun VEGGIE has 1 sense:

1. edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant

  Familiarity information: VEGGIE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

VEGGIE (noun)

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Edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant

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Nouns denoting foods and drinks


vegetable; veggie

Hypernyms ("veggie" is a kind of...):

garden truck; green goods; green groceries; produce (fresh fruits and vegetable grown for the market)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "veggie"):

julienne; julienne vegetable (a vegetable cut into thin strips (usually used as a garnish))

bamboo shoot (edible young shoots of bamboo)

onion (an aromatic flavorful bulb)

leek (related to onions; white cylindrical bulb and flat dark-green leaves)

cardoon (only parts eaten are roots and especially stalks (blanched and used as celery); related to artichokes)

celery (stalks eaten raw or cooked or used as seasoning)

gumbo; okra (long mucilaginous green pods; may be simmered or sauteed but used especially in soups and stews)

mushroom (fleshy body of any of numerous edible fungi)

pumpkin (usually large pulpy deep-yellow round fruit of the squash family maturing in late summer or early autumn)

earthnut; truffle (edible subterranean fungus of the genus Tuber)

plantain (starchy banana-like fruit; eaten (always cooked) as a staple vegetable throughout the tropics)

fennel; finocchio; Florence fennel (aromatic bulbous stem base eaten cooked or raw in salads)

asparagus (edible young shoots of the asparagus plant)

artichoke heart (the tender fleshy center of the immature artichoke flower)

rabbit food; raw vegetable (an uncooked vegetable)

legume (the seedpod of a leguminous plant (such as peas or beans or lentils))

potherb (any of various herbaceous plants whose leaves or stems or flowers are cooked and used for food or seasoning)

green; greens; leafy vegetable (any of various leafy plants or their leaves and stems eaten as vegetables)

solanaceous vegetable (any of several fruits of plants of the family Solanaceae; especially of the genera Solanum, Capsicum, and Lycopersicon)

root vegetable (any of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubers)

pieplant; rhubarb (long pinkish sour leafstalks usually eaten cooked and sweetened)

cruciferous vegetable (a vegetable of the mustard family: especially mustard greens; various cabbages; broccoli; cauliflower; brussels sprouts)

squash (edible fruit of a squash plant; eaten as a vegetable)

cucumber; cuke (cylindrical green fruit with thin green rind and white flesh eaten as a vegetable; related to melons)

artichoke; globe artichoke (a thistlelike flower head with edible fleshy leaves and heart)

Holonyms ("veggie" is a part of...):

herb; herbaceous plant (a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests)

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