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cabbage

Pronunciation: /ˈkæbɪdʒ/

Translation of cabbage in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 c and u (vegetable) repollo (masculine), col (feminine) (before noun/delante del nombre) I found her/him in the cabbage patch (American English/inglés norteamericano) [euphemistic/eufemístico] [humorous/humorístico] la/lo trajo la cigüeña [euphemistic/eufemístico] [humorous/humorístico]
    Example sentences
    • In the school's garden are giant tufts of spinach, green peppers and cabbages planted according to eco-friendly and sustainable permaculture principles.
    • Particularly good trap crops include: green lettuce, cabbage, calendula, marigolds, comfrey leaves, zinnias and beans.
    • Other fields and cottage gardens grow grapevines on overhead trellises, the soil beneath the arches being densely planted with cabbages and other vegetables.
    Example sentences
    • The vegetables, a mixture of bok choy, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and carrots, were fresh and delicious.
    • In the meantime it may help to avoid gas producing foods, including beans, broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, eggplant, radishes and onions.
    • Add the onion, paprika, bay leaves, cabbage, carrot and potatoes.
    1.2 countable/numerable (person) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] [offensive/ofensivo] since the accident he's been a cabbage desde el accidente está convertido en un vegetal [colloquial/familiar] [offensive/ofensivo]

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