vegetal


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vegetal \Veg"e*tal\, n. [F.]
   A vegetable. [R.] --B. Jonson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vegetal \Veg"e*tal\, a. [F. v['e]g['e]tal. See Vegetable.]
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   1. Of or pertaining to vegetables, or the vegetable kingdom;
      of the nature of a vegetable; vegetable.
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            All creatures vegetal, sensible, and rational.
                                                  --Burton.
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   2. (Biol.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, that class of
      vital phenomena, such as digestion, absorption,
      assimilation, secretion, excretion, circulation,
      generation, etc., which are common to plants and animals,
      in distinction from sensation and volition, which are
      peculiar to animals.
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