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vegetable

A vegetable is any plant whose leaves, flowers, roots, stems, or fruits are edible. "Vegetable" is used for those plants that are eaten in main courses of meals, usually after cooking, while the general term "fruit" refers to plants used as appetizers or desserts, or eaten out of the hand. Thus, botanically a tomato is a fruit, but it is popularly considered a vegetable.