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:
“A vegetable garden in the beginning looks so promising and then after all little by little it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables.”
—Gertrude Stein (18741946)
“Metaphysics means nothing but an unusually obstinate effort to think clearly.”
—William James (18421910)
“To rescue from oblivion even a fragment of a language which men have used and which is in danger of being lostthat is to say, one of the elements, whether good or bad, which have shaped and complicated civilizationis to extend the scope of social observation and to serve civilization.”
—Victor Hugo (18021885)