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vegetal

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vegetal(
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (culinary)
a. vegetable
Todos los vegetales que comemos son de nuestro jardín.All the vegetables we eat come from our garden.
2. (botany)
a. vegetable
El suelo y el clima son muy propicios para el cultivo de vegetales.The soil and the climate are very favorable for growing vegetables.
b. plant
Estos pequeños animales se alimentan primordialmente de vegetales.These little animals feed primarily on plants.
3.
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(medicine)
a. vegetable
Se quedó como un vegetal después del accidente.The accident left him a vegetable.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
4. (botany)
a. vegetable
Los hongos no pertenecen al reino vegetal.Fungi don't belong to the vegetable kingdom.
b. plant
Los agricultores de la zona se dedican a la producción vegetal orgánica.Farmers in the area work in organic plant production.
c. vegetative
Esparcieron material vegetal en la tierra a fin de acondicionarla para el cultivo.Vegetative material was spread on the soil to condition it for cultivation.
5. (culinary)
a. vegetable (produce)
El aceite vegetal se obtiene de plantas y semillas.Vegetable oil is obtained from plants and seeds.
6. (medicine)
a. vegetable
Dos pacientes de nuestro hospital se encuentran en estado vegetal.Two patients in our hospital are in a vegetable state.
b. vegetative
Nadie creyó que despertaría de su estado vegetal.No one believed he would wake up from his vegetative state.
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vegetal
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (biology)
a. vegetable, plant
aceite vegetalvegetable oil
el mundo vegetalthe plant kingdom
2. (culinary)
a. salad
sandwich vegetalsalad sandwich
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
3. (general)
a. vegetable
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vegetal
adjective
[+aceite, productos] vegetable
patología vegetal plant pathology
1 (planta) plant; vegetable
2 vegetales (Centroamérica) (México) (verduras) vegetables
3 (persona) vegetable
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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