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 for cabbage
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cabbage \Cab"bage\ (k[a^]b"b[asl]j), n. [OE. cabage, fr. F.
     cabus headed (of cabbages), chou cabus headed cabbage,
     cabbage head; cf. It. capuccio a little head, cappuccio cowl,
     hood, cabbage, fr. capo head, L. caput, or fr. It. cappa
     cape. See Chief, Cape.] (Bot.)
     1. An esculent vegetable of many varieties, derived from the
        wild Brassica oleracea of Europe. The common cabbage has
        a compact head of leaves. The cauliflower, Brussels
        sprouts, etc., are sometimes classed as cabbages.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The terminal bud of certain palm trees, used, like,
        cabbage, for food. See Cabbage tree, below.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. The cabbage palmetto. See below.
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     Cabbage aphis (Zool.), a green plant-louse ({Aphis
        brassic[ae]) which lives upon the leaves of the cabbage.
        
  
     Cabbage beetle (Zool.), 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.
  
     Cabbage fly (Zool.), a small two-winged fly ({Anthomyia
        brassic[ae]), which feeds, in the larval or maggot state,
        on the roots of the cabbage, often doing much damage to
        the crop.
  
     Cabbage head, the compact head formed by the leaves of a
        cabbage; -- contemptuously or humorously, and
        colloquially, a very stupid and silly person; a numskull.
        
  
     Cabbage+palmetto,+a+species+of+palm+tree+({Sabal+Palmetto">Cabbage palmetto, a species of palm tree ({Sabal Palmetto)
        found along the coast from North Carolina to Florida.
  
     Cabbage+rose+(Bot.),+a+species+of+rose+({Rosa+centifolia">Cabbage rose (Bot.), a species of rose ({Rosa centifolia)
        having large and heavy blossoms.
  
     Cabbage tree, Cabbage palm, a name given to palms having
        a terminal bud called a cabbage, as the Sabal Palmetto
        of the United States, and the Euterpe oleracea and
        Oreodoxa oleracea of the West Indies.
  
     Sea cabbage.(Bot.)
        (a) Sea kale
        (b) . The original Plant ({Brassica oleracea), from which
            the cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, etc., have been
            derived by cultivation.
  
     Thousand-headed cabbage. See Brussels sprouts.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cabbage \Cab"bage\, v. i.
     To form a head like that the cabbage; as, to make lettuce
     cabbage. --Johnson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cabbage \Cab"bage\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cabbaged (-b[asl]jd);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Cabbaging (-b[asl]*j[i^]ng).] [F.cabasser,
     fr. OF. cabas theft; cf. F. cabas basket, and OF. cabuser to
     cheat.]
     To purloin or embezzle, as the pieces of cloth remaining
     after cutting out a garment; to pilfer.
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           Your tailor . . . cabbages whole yards of cloth.
                                                    --Arbuthnot.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cabbage \Cab"bage\, n.
     Cloth or clippings cabbaged or purloined by one who cuts out
     garments.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cabbage
      n 1: any of various types of cabbage [syn: cabbage, chou]
      2: informal terms for money [syn: boodle, bread, cabbage,
         clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce,
         lolly, lucre, loot, moolah, pelf, scratch,
         shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampum]
      3: any of various cultivars of the genus Brassica oleracea grown
         for their edible leaves or flowers [syn: cabbage,
         cultivated cabbage, Brassica oleracea]
      v 1: make off with belongings of others [syn: pilfer,
           cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf,
           swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  50 Moby Thesaurus words for "cabbage":
     Irish potato, Kraut, aubergine, beans, blunt, boodle, brass, bread,
     bucks, chips, dinero, dough, eggplant, gelt, gilt, grease, green,
     green stuff, greens, jack, kale, legumes, love apple, mad apple,
     mazuma, moolah, mopus, oil of palms, ointment, oof, ooftish,
     pieplant, potato, potherbs, produce, rhino, rhubarb, rocks,
     shekels, simoleons, spondulics, spud, sugar, tater, the needful,
     tin, tomato, vegetables, wampum, white potato
  
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  CABBAGE, n.  A familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and
  wise as a man's head.
      The cabbage is so called from Cabagius, a prince who on ascending
  the throne issued a decree appointing a High Council of Empire
  consisting of the members of his predecessor's Ministry and the
  cabbages in the royal garden.  When any of his Majesty's measures of
  state policy miscarried conspicuously it was gravely announced that
  several members of the High Council had been beheaded, and his
  murmuring subjects were appeased.
  

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