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    A verb for vegetables!

    Hi,

    What's the right word for (cleaning) or (separate the bad ones from good ones) especially when for example you need to cut the long stems short, or take the weeds off them,...etc.?! .....Pick up?!


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    Re: A verb for vegetables!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    What's the right word for (cleaning) or (separate the bad ones from good ones) especially when for example you need to cut the long stems short, or take the weeds off them,...etc.?! .....Pick up?!
    I'm no expert on vegetable matters, but I'm afraid that we might have different words for different vegetables in different contexts!

    Could you give us some specific examples so we can have a better idea of what you need?

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    Re: A verb for vegetables!

    You can sort (separate the good from the bad), trim (cut the bits off you don't want), and wash/clean. there will be other possibilities.

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    Re: A verb for vegetables!

    A more general word that covers all - preparation (for cooking or for selling)

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    Re: A verb for vegetables!

    Hello Mehgran,
    I agree with tedtmc: prepare. We often shortened the verb to 'prep' and at the time when I was in MA (U.S.) we served 1500 vegetarian meals a day 49 weeks a year. Today, they're probably serving more but I'll bet the term 'veggi(e) prep' is still being used.

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    Re: A verb for vegetables!

    I agree - preparation would cover almost all eventualities - sorting, cleaning, peeling, scrubbing, washing, as well as chopping, cutting, slicing, dicing etc etc.

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