From Academic Kids
These include leaf vegetables (e.g. lettuce), stem vegetables (asparagus), root vegetables (carrot) and flower vegetables (broccoli), and botanical fruits such as cucumbers, squashes, pumpkins, avocados, capsicums, et cetera, as well as botanical pulses like green beans, and fleshy, immature seeds such as those of peas or beans.
Commercial production of vegetables is a branch of horticulture called olericulture.
Vegetable is also used as a literary term for any plant: vegetable matter, vegetable kingdom. It comes from Latin vegetabilis (animated) and from vegetare (enliven) in reference to the process of a plant growing. It wasn't until the 15th century when the word Vegetable was first used in print. And not until the 18th century when the word was used as a noun refering directly to the category of plants.
Clipart and Pictures
- Free Clipart (http://classroomclipart.com)
- Vegetable Clipart (http://classroomclipart.com/cgi-bin/kids/imageFolio.cgi?direct=Clipart/Vegetables)
- Food Clip Art and Pictures (http://classroomclipart.com/cgi-bin/kids/imageFolio.cgi?direct=Foods)
- Plant Clipart and Pictures (http://classroomclipart.com/cgi-bin/kids/imageFolio.cgi?direct=Plants)
- Vegetable Clipart and Pictures (http://classroomclipart.com/cgi-bin/kids/imageFolio.cgi?direct=Plants/Vegetables)
- National Center for Home Food Preservation - Canning Vegetables (http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/how/can4_vegetable.html)
- Giant Vegetable Web Directory (http://www.giantvegenetics.com/Giant_Vegetables/local_links.php)