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  • Cabbage is a popular cultivar of the species Brassica oleracea Linne (Capitata Group) of the Family Brassicaceae (or Cruciferae) and is used as a leafy green vegetable. The plant is also called head cabbage or heading cabbage, and in Scotland a bowkail, from its rounded shape. — “Cabbage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Donkey Cabbages or The Donkey Cabbage is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers He went on, and found a different patch of cabbage, which turned him back into a man. — “Donkey Cabbages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Cabbage (Brassica oleracea Capitata Group) is an edible plant. Coleslaw and sauerkraut are popular foods that use cabbage. It is also used to make kimchi and borscht. — “Cabbage - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, simple.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • Here was one quartered upon me half a year, who had the conscience to take up one of my best beds, though he hardly spent a shilling a day in the house, and suffered his men to roast cabbages at the kitchen fire, because I would not give them a dinner on a Sunday. — “Tom Jones” by Henry Fielding
  • And when she homeward came, she would bring Wortes,* and other herbes, times oft, *plants, cabbages The which she shred and seeth'd for her living, And made her bed full hard, and nothing soft: And aye she kept her father's life on loft* *up, aloft With ev'ry obeisance and diligence, That child may do to father's reverence. — “Canterbury Tales” by Geoffrey Chaucer
  • The last time it was the greengrocer's boy, who, not seeing it was me, for Sarah had not lighted the gas, pushed into my hands two cabbages and half-a-dozen coal-blocks. — “The Diary of a Nobody” by George Grossmith
  • When the place was finished in this manner, and put into a proper posture of defence,–it was invested,–and my uncle Toby and the corporal began to run their first parallel.–I beg I may not be interrupted in my story, by being told, That the first parallel should be at least three hundred toises distant from the main body of the place,–and that I have not left a single inch for it;–for my uncle Toby took the liberty of incroaching upon his kitchen-garden, for the sake of enlarging his works on the bowling-green, and for that reason generally ran his first and second parallels betwixt two rows of his cabbages and his cauliflowers; the conveniences and inconveniences of which will be considered at large in the history of my uncle Toby's and the corporal's campaigns, of which, this I'm now writing is but a sketch, and will be finished, if I conjecture right, in three pages (but there is no guessing)–The campaigns themselves will take up as many books; and therefore I apprehend it would be hanging too great a weight of one kind of matter in so flimsy a performance as this, to rhapsodize them, as I once intended, into the body of the work–surely they had better be printed apart,–we'll consider the affair–so take the following sketch of them in the mean time. — “Tristram Shandy” by Laurence Sterne
  • Starting from this point of view, it will always remain my private persuasion that Nature was absorbed in making cabbages when Mrs. — “The Woman in White” by Wilkie Collins
  • The dew had left on the cabbages a silver lace with long transparent threads spreading from one to the other. — “Madame Bovary” by Gustave Flaubert

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