Webster 1913 Edition
cabage, fr. F.
cabusheaded (of cabbages), chou
cabusheaded cabbage, cabbage head; cf. It.
capuccioa little head,
cappucciocowl, hood, cabbage, fr.
caput, or fr. It.
An esculent vegetable of many varieties, derived from the wild
Brassica oleraceaof Europe. The common cabbage has a compact head of leaves. The cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, etc., are sometimes classed as cabbages.
The terminal bud of certain palm trees, used, like, cabbage, for food. See
Cabbage tree, below.
The cabbage palmetto. See below.
a green plant-louse (–
Aphis brassicæ) which lives upon the leaves of the cabbage.
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.
a small two-winged fly (–
Anthomyia brassicæ), which feeds, in the larval or maggot state, on the roots of the cabbage, often doing much damage to the crop.
the compact head formed by the leaves of a cabbage; – contemptuously or humorously, and colloquially, a very stupid and silly person; a numskull.–
a species of palm tree (–
Sabal Palmetto) found along the coast from North Carolina to Florida.
a species of rose (–
Rosa centifolia) having large and heavy blossoms.
a name given to palms having a terminal bud called a–
cabbage, as the
Sabal Palmettoof the United States, and the
Oreodoxa oleraceaof the West Indies.
The original Plant (–
Brassica oleracea), from which the cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, etc., have been derived by cultivation.
To form a head like that the cabbage;
as, to make lettuce.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
cabasser, fr. OF.
cabastheft; cf. F.
cabasbasket, and OF.
To purloin or embezzle, as the pieces of cloth remaining after cutting out a garment; to pilfer.
Your tailor . . .
cabbageswhole yards of cloth.
Cloth or clippings cabbaged or purloined by one who cuts out garments.
Webster 1828 Edition
Dogs cabbage, a name given to the Thelygonum cynocrambe. Fam. of Plants.
Sea-cabbage, n. The sea-beach kale, or sea-colewort, a genus of plants, called crambe. They are herbaceous esculents, with perennial roots, producing large leaves like those of cabbage, spreading on the ground.