Algae vs Vegetable - What's the difference?

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Algae is a related term of vegetable.


As nouns the difference between algae and vegetable

is that algae is (alga) while vegetable is any plant.

As an adjective vegetable is

of or relating to plants.

algae

English

Noun

(head)
  • (alga)
  • Anagrams

    * ----

    alga

    English

    (wikipedia alga)

    Noun

    (algae)
  • (biology) Any of many aquatic photosynthetic organisms, whose size ranges from a single cell to giant kelps and whose form is very diverse; some are eukaryotic and some prokaryotic; includes the seaweeds.
  • Usage notes

    * (term) is a non-standard plural.

    Hyponyms

    * seaweed

    vegetable

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any plant.
  • A plant raised for some edible part of it, such as the leaves, roots, fruit or flowers, but excluding any plant considered to be a fruit, grain, or spice in the culinary sense.
  • The edible part of such a plant.
  • (figuratively, derogatory) A person whose brain (or, infrequently, body) has been damaged so that they cannot interact with the surrounding environment; a brain-dead person.
  • Synonyms

    * (derogatory term for a person with brain damage) cabbage

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Of or relating to plants.
  • Of or relating to vegetables.