An unusually shaped vegetable is a vegetable or fruit that has grown into an unusual shape not in line with the normal body plan. While some examples are just oddly shaped, others are heralded for their amusing appearance, often representing a body part such as the buttocks. Pareidolia can be common in vegetables, with some people reporting the appearance of religious imagery.
A giant vegetable is one that has grown to an unusually large size, usually by design. Most of these maintain the proportions of the vegetable but are just larger in size.
Famous quotes containing the words vegetable, unusually and/or shaped:
“It is impossible that had Buonaparte descended from a race of vegetable feeders that he could have had either the inclination or the power to ascend the throne of the Bourbons.”
—Percy Bysshe Shelley (17921822)
“Metaphysics means nothing but an unusually obstinate effort to think clearly.”
—William James (18421910)
“Fashion is like the ashes left behind by the uniquely shaped flames of the fire, the trace alone revealing that a fire actually took place.”
—Paul De Man (19191983)