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Cabbage: noun - head made by the leaves of the plant, Brassica oleracea, served as a green vegetable, a plant of this species; my cabbage - trans from French mon chou - my dear, my darling; a person of little intelligence; someone without interests or ambition; a person reduced by illness to an inactive state, a ‘vegetable’.
'Come on, Jemima, eat up your cabbage; it'll put hairs on your chest.'
'Come into my arms, my little cabbage, and let me transport you to heaven with my embrace.'
'That Ronald's a right cabbage; solid bone between his ears.'
'I'm sorry, Mrs Jones, but the accident has caused such severe brain injuries that, should your husband live, he'll be no more than a cabbage.'