[Coco] OT !!!!Re: chili!!!!Re: COCO3 System Arrangement of modules

Diego Barizo diegoba at adinet.com.uy
Thu Jun 5 00:33:26 EDT 2008

In Spanish, we have 2 different words, "vegetales" and "verduras", the 
first means "plants" anything from the vegetable kingdom, the second 
one, is for "veggies". Fruits are "vegetales" but not "verduras"


Alex Evans wrote:
> On  4  Jun 2008, at 6:11 AM, wdg3rd at comcast.net wrote:
>> From: Mark McDougall <msmcdoug at iinet.net.au>
>>> wdg3rd at comcast.net wrote:
>>>> Chili is not a vegetable.  While vegetables may be used as flavoring
>>>> (tomatoes and/or tomatillos, onions, garlic and especially chiles),
>>> Actually, tomato is a fruit!
>> Yes, I know.  Tomatoes were declared a legal vegetable by the 
>> legislature in these United States for some tariff situation a 
>> century or so back.  Chiles are also fruit, though I don't know what 
>> the law says.  Tomatillos are fruit (related to gooseberries, 
>> actually) but I doubt that many of the idiots in the legislature even 
>> know they exist.  I'm pretty sure lily bulbs in the allium family are 
>> still vegetables, but the legislature is currently in session and 
>> anything could happen.
> If you look at the applicable part of a typical dictionary definition 
> (the edible part of a plant), all fruits are vegetables.  It is also 
> true that some fruits are almost never referred to as vegetables 
> (apples and oranges) and some are often referred to that way (peppers 
> and cucumbers).
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