Definition of cabbage noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkæbɪdʒ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæbɪdʒ//
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  1. 1 [uncountable, countable] a round vegetable with large green, purplish-red or white leaves that can be eaten raw or cooked Do you like cabbage? two cabbages white/red cabbage see also Chinese cabbage, pak choi See related entries: Vegetables
  2. 2[countable] (British English) = vegetable (2)
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French caboche ‘head’, variant of Old French caboce, of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cabbage