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  1. (noun, food) any of various types of cabbage
  2. (noun, plant) any of various cultivars of the genus Brassica oleracea grown for their edible leaves or flowers
  3. (noun, possession) informal terms for money
  4. (verb, possession) make off with belongings of others

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Origin of the word Cabbage

  1. mid-15c., caboge, from M.Fr. caboche "head" (in the Channel Islands, "cabbage"), from O.Fr. caboce "head," from L. caput "head" (see head). Introduced to Canada 1541 by Jacques Cartier on his third voyage. First written record of it in U.S. is 1660s. The decline of "ch" to "j" in the unaccented final syllable parallels the common pronunciation of more

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