Vegetables.


First published in September 2017

Word Definition
adsuki(Japanese) a kind of bean, an Oriental food plant.
aloo(Hindi) a potato.
arnutThe earthnut, an edible root tuber of a woodland umbellifer.
arugola(Italian) a Mediterranean plant used in salads.
bagie(Dial.) a turnip.
batata(Haitian) an aboriginal American name for the sweet potato.
bataviaA variety of lettuce with smooth pale green leaves.
bhindi(Hindi) the vegetable okra as used in Indian cookery.
boniatoA sweet potato.
borecole(Dutch) kale.
borlotti(Italian) as in borlotti bean, a variety of kidney bean. No -S.
brinjal(Sanskrit) in India, the aubergine or eggplant.
camote(Spanish) in W. Indies, a yam or sweet potato.
castock(Scots) a cabbage stock.
celeriacA vegetable, celery with a turnip-like root.
chana(Hindi) in Indian cookery, the chickpea.
chayote(Nahuatl) a tropical American cucurbitaceous plant, aka choko or chocho; its edible fruit eaten as a vegetable.
chibolA variety of onion, aka spring onion.
chiconThe shoot of the chicory plant, eaten like lettuce.
colza(Dutch) a variety of cabbage cultivated for its seeds, which yield an oil valued for illuminating and lubricating purposes.
croutCabbage cut fine and allowed to ferment in a brine made of its own juice with salt, aka sauerkraut.
daal(Hindi) the pigeon pea, a pealike plant cultivated in India and the tropics.
daikon(Japanese) a long white root vegetable similar to a radish.
dasheenThe taro, a kind of yam.
dolichos(Greek) a long-podded leguminous plant allied to the haricot.
edamameA preparation of baby soybeans in the pod commonly found in Japan, China and Korea.
escarole(French) a wavy-leafed salad plant of the endive family.
eschalot(French) an onion with garlic-flavoured bulbs.
fava(Italian) a broad bean.
frisee(French) a variety of curly endive.