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Vegetable

Vegetable is a nutritional and culinary term denoting any part of a plant that is commonly consumed by humans as food but that is not regarded as a fruit, nut, herb, spice or grain. In common use, it includes most non-sweet fruit such as cucumbers, squashes, pumpkins, tomatoes, avocadoes, green peppers, et cetera.

Vegetables include the leaves (e.g. lettuce), seed-pods (beans), seeds (peas), stems (rhubarb) and roots (carrot) of various plants.

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