From Teflpedia

Vegetables are parts of plants that are consumed by humans or other animals as food.

One source of confusion for learners is that '’vegetable is usually a countable noun, whereas fruit and meat are usually uncountable.

  • An aubergine is known as an eggplant in American English.
  • A courgette is known as a zucchini in American English.

In some countries there may be some vegetables that are only eaten locally, and difficult for a non-local teacher to name.