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cabbage,

leafy garden vegetable of many widely dissimilar varieties, all probably descended from the wild, or sea, cabbage (Brassica oleracea) of the family Cruciferae (or Brassicaceae; mustardmustard,
common name for the Cruciferae, or Brassicaceae, a large family chiefly of herbs of north temperate regions. The easily distinguished flowers of the Cruciferae have four petals arranged diagonally ("cruciform") and alternating with the four sepals.
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 family), found on the coasts of Europe. It is used for food for man and stock, mostly in Europe and North America. Well-known varieties of the species include the cabbages, broccolibroccoli
[Ital.,=sprouts], variety of cabbage grown for the edible immature flower panicles. It is the same variety (Brassica oleracea botrytis) as the cauliflower and is similarly cultivated.
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, Brussels sproutsBrussels sprouts,
variety (gemmifera) of cabbage producing small edible heads (sprouts) along the stem. It is cultivated like cabbage and was first developed in Belgium and France in the 18th cent.
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, cauliflowercauliflower
, variety of cabbage, with an edible head of condensed flowers and flower stems. Broccoli is the horticultural variety (botrytis); both were cultivated in Roman times.
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, collards, kalekale,
 borecole
, and collards,
common names for nonheading, hardy types of cabbage (var. acephala and sometimes others), with thick stems and curly leaves, belonging to the family Cruciferae (or Brassicaceae; mustard family).
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, and kohlrabikohlrabi
[Ger. partly from Ital.,=turnip cabbage], plant (Brassica caulorapa, sometimes classified as var. caulorapa of the cabbage species) of the family Cruciferae (or Brassicaceae; mustard family), with an edible, turniplike, swollen stem.
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. All grow best in cool, moist climates. They are attacked mostly by insect pests. The true cabbages (var. capitata) include the white and red types and the Savoy type (grown mostly in Europe), with curly, loose leaves. Inexpensive and easily stored, cabbage is important in the diet of many poorer peoples. Popular cabbage dishes include sauerkraut and slaw (raw cabbage). Chinese cabbage, or petsai, chiefly a salad plant, is a separate species (B. pekinensis) grown in many varieties, especially in East Asia. Cabbages with multicolored leaves are becoming popular as ornamental border plants for flower gardens. Cabbages are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Capparales (or Brassicales), family Cruciferae (or Brassicaceae).
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cabbage

Same plant as Broccoli. Cancer fighter with vitamin A, C, D, potassium, calcium, selenium, zinc, iron. Assists in digestion and helps prevent ulcers. One of the main plants used in making fermented foods, promoting beneficial probiotic gut flora. Used throughout history for cancer, arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, cold sores, colon, bowel, intestines, IBS, detox, gangrene, gout, hangover, headache, hemorrhoids, infection, joint pain, liver, lungs, osteoporosis, arthritis, shingles, sore throat, stomach problems, ulcers, tumors, warts- you name it. In the mustard family. Whole plant is edible, leaves, seeds. Grows wild too. One way to identify a plant from the mustard family (all of which are edible) is the flowers have 4 petals with 6 stamens–4 tall and 2 short.

What does it mean when you dream about cabbage?

The state of this vegetable in the dream determines whether it is a good or bad portent. If rotting and with a bad odor, it may represent old, stagnating conditions in the dreamer’s environment or emotional state. Fresh cabbage is considered to be a cleanser and healing agent for sickness and depression.

cabbage

[′kab·ij]
(botany)
Brassica oleracea var. capitata. A biennial crucifer of the order Capparales grown for its head of edible leaves.

cabbage

1. any of various cultivated varieties of the plant Brassica oleracea capitata, typically having a short thick stalk and a large head of green or reddish edible leaves: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
2. wild cabbage a European plant, Brassica oleracea, with broad leaves and a long spike of yellow flowers: the plant from which the cabbages, cauliflower, broccoli, and Brussels sprout have been bred
3. 
a. the head of a cabbage
b. the edible leaf bud of the cabbage palm
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