Carbage vs Cabbage - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between carbage and cabbage

is that carbage is shreds and patches of cloth cut off by a tailor when cutting out clothes or carbage can be food that is high in carbohydrates while cabbage is an edible plant ( ) having a head of green leaves.

As a verb cabbage is

to form a head like that of the cabbage.

carbage

English

Etymology 1

Possibly from garbage.

Noun

(-)
  • Shreds and patches of cloth cut off by a tailor when cutting out clothes.
  • References

    * OED

    Etymology 2

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    Noun

    (-)
  • Food that is high in carbohydrates.
  • * 2006 , James O'Keefe & Joan O'Keefe, The Forever Young Diet and Lifestyle , Andrews McMeel (2006), ISBN 9780740754883, page 87:
  • The most important reason to avoid “carbage ” like sugar, white flour, and highly processed foods is that they are foreign to our genetic makeup.
  • * 2011 , Tyler Graham & Drew Ramsey, The Happiness Diet: A Nutritional Prescription for a Sharp Brain, Balanced Mood, and Lean, Energized Body , Rodale (2011), ISBN 9781605293271, page 41:
  • This is the same process that browns foods, such as bread crust. The more carbage we eat, the more glycation occurs.
  • * 2012 , Mari Mancusi, Love At 11 , ISBN 9781620510193, page 59:
  • A plain garden salad. That was all she ordered, making me feel like a heifer for having gotten the fried chicken quesadilla. But screw it. After the embarrassment I'd suffered, I needed major carbage .

    cabbage

    Noun

  • An edible plant ( ) having a head of green leaves.
  • (uncountable) The leaves of this plant eaten as a vegetable.
  • Cabbage is good for you.
  • (countable, offensive) A person with severely reduced mental capacities due to brain damage.
  • After the car crash, he became a cabbage .
  • * {{quote-book, title=, page=31,
  • by= ("Vishniovy sad"), passage=If you deceive me, Yasha, I don't know if my nerves could stand it. YASHA (kissing her) My little cabbage ! Of course, a girl must know her place.}}
  • (uncountable, slang) Cloth or clippings cabbaged or purloined by one who cuts out garments.
  • (uncountable, slang) Money.
  • (uncountable, slang) Marijuana leaf, the part that is not smoked but from which cannabutter can be extracted.
  • The terminal bud of certain palm trees, used for food.
  • The cabbage palmetto.
  • Synonyms

    * (plant) cabbage plant, cole * (leaves of this plant eaten as a vegetable) cole, greens * (person with severely reduced mental capacities due to brain damage) vegetable

    Verb

    (cabbag)
  • To form a head like that of the cabbage.
  • To purloin or embezzle, as the pieces of cloth remaining after cutting out a garment; to pilfer.
  • * Arbuthnot
  • Your tailorcabbages whole yards of cloth.
  • * , chapter=8
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=We toted in the wood and got the fire going nice and comfortable. Lord James still set in one of the chairs and Applegate had cabbaged the other and was hugging the stove.}}

    Synonyms

    * (purloin) embezzle, pilfer, purloin, steal

    See also

    * brassica * broccoflower * broccoli * broccolini * Brussels sprouts * cabbage tree * cauliflower * Chinese cabbage * Chinese broccoli, Chinese kale * collard greens * kale * kohlrabi * sauerkraut * red cabbage