Botanically speaking, there are no “vegetables” per se. Vegetables are any edible part of a plant. Thus, a vegetable is a culinary word for a plant…
Plants have seeds (e.g. wheat, grains, beans and legumes), roots (e.g. carrots and potatoes), leaves (e.g. lettuce), stems (e.g. asparagus), flowers (e.g. broccoli), gords (e.g. pumpkin, zucchini, squash and cucumbers) and fruits (which are a plant’s ovaries – for example: bananas, apples, pears, mangos, oranges, tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers).
The food lies never end, do they?