The names of vegetables in English accompanied by a photo of each one. We give the American English name of each vegetable as well as the British English name of them.
We have included the following vegetables in this video: artichoke, artichoke, asparagus, beet (beetroot), bell pepper (pepper / capsicum), broccoli, Brussels sprout, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, celery, corn, cucumber, eggplant (aubergine), green bean, lettuce, mushroom, onion, pea, potato, pumpkin, radish, sweet potato, tomato, zucchini (courgette).
- artichoke [C]
- asparagus [U]
- aubergine [C] and [U] - (called eggplant in United States)
- beet [C] - (called beetroot in British English)
- beetroot [C] and [U] - (called beet in United States)
- bell pepper * [C] - (Just called pepper in British English or with its color beforehand just as red pepper or green pepper. In Australia and New Zealand it is known as capsicum)
- broccoli [U] - (broccoli is an uncountable noun so there is no plural of broccoli)
- Brussels sprout [C]
- cabbage [C] and [U]
- carrot [C]
- cauliflower [C] and [U]
- celery [U]
- corn ** [U]
- courgette * [C] - (called zucchini in United States)
- cucumber * [C] and [U]
- eggplant * [C] and [U] - (called aubergine in British English)
- green bean * [C] - (sometimes called French bean in the UK)
- green onion [C] - (called spring onion in the British English)
- leek [C]
- lettuce [C] and [U]
- mushroom *** [C]
- onion [C] and [U]
- pea [C]
- pepper [C] - (called bell pepper in British English. In Australia and New Zealand it is known as capsicum)
- potato [C] and [U] - (the plural of potato is potatoes - potato is sometimes uncountable as in mashed potato)
- pumpkin * [C] and [U]
- radish [C] - (the plural of radish is radishes)
- spring onion [C] - (called green onion or scallion in United States)
- squash * [C] and [U]
- sweet potato [C] - (kumara in New Zealand)
- tomato * [C] - (the plural of tomato is tomatoes)
- zucchini * [C] - (called courgette in British English)
[C] = Countable Noun - [U] = Uncountable Noun
Are they Fruit or Vegetables?
* The following are Fruits in a botanical sense, though are commonly thought of as vegetables due to their culinary uses:
- avocado, cucumber, eggplant, green beans, peppers, pumpkin, squash, tomato, zucchini
** corn is a cereal grain and is also a type of fruit.
*** mushrooms – biologically a mushroom is not a plant so technically it isn't a vegetable. However most English speakers would consider the mushroom as a vegetable because of its use in cooking.