What does the word vegetable mean?

Usage examples for vegetable

  1. I've been simply a vegetable, haven't I, V.? – Peggy by Laura E. Richards
  2. They are generally well clothed, and have a plenty of food, not animal indeed, but vegetable, which is as wholesome. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  3. The three lads and three girls walked together through Mrs. Dean's garden with its grass walks and flower beds and vegetable patches surrounded with rose bushes. – The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come by John Fox