• (RP) IPA: /ˈvɛdʒɨtl̩/
  • (GA) enPR: vĕjʹĭ-tl, IPA: /ˈvɛdʒɪ̈tl̩/


  1. (now rare, historical) Capable of growth and reproduction, but not feeling or reason (often opposed to sensible and rational). [from 15th c.]
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970 ↗, partition III, section 2, member 1, subsection i:
      Which although it be denominated from men, and most evident in them, yet it extends and shows itself in vegetal and sensible creatures […].
  2. Pertaining to vegetables or plants. [from 16th c.]
  3. (wine) Having a grassy, herbaceous taste.
Translations Noun

vegetal (plural vegetals)

  1. (obsolete, chiefly, botany) Any vegetable organism.
    • This melancholy extends itself not to men only, but even to vegetals and sensibles.

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