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Vegetables: No Vowels

Guess these vegetables that are missing their vowels. (A,E,I,O,U,Y)
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Last updated: April 27, 2020
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First submittedOctober 2, 2019
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Missing
Vegetable
BRCCL
Broccoli
CBBG
Cabbage
P
Pea
BT
Beet
SPRGS
Asparagus
KL
Kale
SPNCH
Spinach
Missing
Vegetable
LTTC
Lettuce
CLFLWR
Cauliflower
CLR
Celery
KR
Okra
RTCHK
Artichoke
GRLC
Garlic
NN
Onion
Missing
Vegetable
CRRT
Carrot
CRN
Corn
GNGR
Ginger
PTT
Potato
TRNP
Turnip
SQSH
Squash
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Level 70
Oct 2, 2019
Nice quiz!! "NN" stumped me LOL!
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Level 45
Oct 2, 2019
Yeah! That's a tricky one. Thanks!
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Level 25
Jan 22, 2023
But y isn't a vowel. It's a consonant.
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Level 77
Jan 22, 2023
It's debatable but in French it's definitely a vowel
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Level 57
Jan 22, 2023
In English, y sometimes makes an i/e sound-- in that case it is used as a vowel
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Level 74
Mar 29, 2020
After GRLC I was thinking of its relative and imagined what that would be like without vowels. The answer then appeared right below.
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Level 44
Jun 9, 2020
I just figured it out because I was remembering someone screaming "ONIONS!"
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Level 56
Oct 23, 2019
I find that the ones that start with vowels are the hardest, since you don’t have that beginning sound to get you on the right track. Good quiz, though. I had a lot fun trying to figure out the answers, even if I didn’t get them all.
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Level 45
Oct 23, 2019
Thanks!
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Level 65
Jun 9, 2020
It seems most people would agree with you as they're the 5 least got answers
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Level 68
Nov 3, 2019
Loved the fruits, and this vegetables one was just as fun! Nominated it for feature, as it surely deserves it. NN and PTT stumped me for a while!

:D

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Level 45
Nov 3, 2019
Thanks Stewart!
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Level 68
Dec 20, 2019
Good Quiz! Nominated
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Level 45
Dec 20, 2019
Thanks!
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Level 28
Jan 15, 2020
What A Great Quiz, Did Pea Stump Anybody???
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Level 66
Apr 28, 2020
Don't stomp on peas, it'll make a mess
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Level 74
Apr 28, 2020
No. Every Single Person Who Ever Took This Quiz Got Pea Without Failure.
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Level 44
Jun 9, 2020
For some reason, I remembered pear
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Level 18
Jun 10, 2020
I hate to say this, but that is a fruit
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Level 61
Apr 8, 2020
Really enjoyed this! Nominated
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Level 73
Apr 27, 2020
Clever idea for a quiz. Fun! Too much time though.
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Level 57
Apr 27, 2020
I wouldn't really call y a vowel, so I don't think the y should be left out
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Level 74
Apr 27, 2020
It functions as a vowel in the only answer containing it, so the quiz should stay as is.
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Level 37
Jun 9, 2020
"y" only functions as a vowel when there is no other vowel in the word, so in this case it does not count as a vowel.
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Level 82
Jun 9, 2020
sel, by that logic Y is a vowel in RHYTHM but isn't a vowel in RHYTHMIC, despite functioning in exactly the same way. That rule is incorrect.
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Level 56
Jun 9, 2020
Y functions as a vowel when it makes a vowel sound such as the long e sound in celery. It functions as a consonant when it makes the sound of y in yellow.
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Level 70
Jun 9, 2020
hmmm... the "u" in "Squash" functions as a consonant though. (It would be weird having it as such in the quiz though.)
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Level 72
Jun 9, 2020
"U" does not function as a consonant in squash. In English, we can blend together two vowel sounds to make a diphthong. A diphthong is essentially a single syllable that carries two separate vowel sounds. In squash, you are likely making a long /oo/ followed by /aw/, but blending them together into one syllable. Japanese is an example of a language that does not typically use diphthongs (which is why English haikus are wrong and stupid).

For the record, any letter that creates a syllable has to be considered a vowel. In celery, the "y" clearly is a syllable. Cel-er-y.

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Level 70
Jun 9, 2020
By that logic, W must be a vowel in "wash"
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Level 72
Jan 9, 2023
W can actually function as a vowel sometimes, like in "town". There is a reason it's called "double U", after all. In fact, the "Huwat" way of pronouncing "What" almost makes that "W" into a vowel sound. But with "wash", you notice that your lips purse to make a "wuh" sound, but in squash you're opening your lips to make more of a "oo-aw" sound. The consonant "Q" being there changes the way your mouth forms the sounds.
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Level 83
Apr 27, 2020
Agree with (general?) APHill - Y can be either a consonant or a vowel, depending on its function in the word.
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Level 85
Apr 27, 2020
I was stuck on PTT for ages. My Irish passport would br revoked if I missed that one.
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Level 66
Apr 28, 2020
I missed that one aswell I was thinking patat many times (which are fries in english) eventhough I tried to get it out of my head, maybe I shouldn't have.. and think more about the word, and what fries are made of, man..

I also missed corn, which ok, if I am gonna miss one, I am fine it is that one, but, I actually kept thinking of acorn! It really should have dawned on me haha

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Level 77
Jan 22, 2023
I tried acorn as well before moving on to corn (maize)!
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Level 71
Apr 27, 2020
Good quiz, would be better with 'yellow boxes' as you can name veges anyway.
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Level 64
May 1, 2020
I kept getting an incorrect answer for KL. the acceptable answer is kale, but it could also be leek.
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Level 69
Aug 5, 2021
No, you're not allowed to reorder the letters.
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Level 77
Jan 22, 2023
I thought to leek too but spelt it as 'keel'
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Level 78
May 5, 2020
CLR is missing a consonant.
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Level 45
May 5, 2020
Oh yeah? Which one?
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Level 67
Jun 9, 2020
There's a reason that it goes: "And sometimes 'Y'."

This is not one of those times.

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Level 61
May 8, 2020
That last letter is not used as a consonant there. Make sure that when you listen to what your teachers say in school, you listen to both halves of the lesson.
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Level 47
Jun 9, 2020
very fun xx
+1
Level 45
Jun 9, 2020
Thanks!
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Level 68
Jun 9, 2020
Smashed through them in seconds, then was stumped on NN until only 17 seconds left. Nice one.
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Level 67
Jun 9, 2020
For a round two, and discounting fruit/veggie pedantry: TMT, VCD, RTBG, BRGN (British), RGL, RPN, PPY, GV, LV.
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Level 67
Jun 9, 2020
The vowels to the above: _O_A_O, A_O_A_O, _U_A_A_A, AU_E__I_E, A_U_U_A, _A_I_I, _A_A_A, _UA_A, O_I_E.
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Level 65
Jun 9, 2020
Does anyone count papaya and guava as fruits?
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Level 42
Jun 9, 2020
I still don't understand why people consider potato a vegetable
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Level 78
Jun 9, 2020
As far as I can tell they are classed as root vegetables, so why wouldn't that count?
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Level 67
Jun 10, 2020
Same as ginger root. I always kinda associated that with a spice.
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Level 59
Jun 9, 2020
Got them all except BT. And I only missed that one because I live in England, where we call it a BTRT...
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Level 72
Jun 9, 2020
I'm totally baffled by this quiz. It says the quiz is regarding missing vowels and yet, in the body of the frame, it shows the consonants that are missing.
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Level 65
Jun 9, 2020
What?
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Level 82
Jun 9, 2020
Fun fact: Broccoli, cauliflower, kale and cabbage are all the same species - Brassica oleracea.
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Level 72
Jun 9, 2020
Wow. This is one of those unbelievable facts that I'm going to text every nerd I know to blow their minds. Thanks for the fun fact. :)
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Level 76
Jun 9, 2020
Also included are collard greens, kohlrabi, and brussels sprouts. I served fresh kohlrabi from my garden last night, and considering what brassicas do to my husband after he eats them, I don't find anything about them funny, fact or otherwise, but he quite enjoys them. :)
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Level 56
Jan 23, 2023
So the hint for all of them together should be BRSSCRC ?
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Level 42
Jun 9, 2020
In Brazil, "Y" isn't a vowel.
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Level 70
Jun 9, 2020
There isn't even a Y in "Brazil".
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Level 60
Jun 9, 2020
big whoop. is this a brazilian quiz?
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Level 10
Jan 22, 2023
In finland, Y is a vowel
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Level 83
Jun 9, 2020
I kept wondering why "sprigs" wasn't working
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Level 50
Jun 9, 2020
good quiz!
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Level 80
Jun 9, 2020
Please accept 'potatoe' for 'potato'.
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Level 76
Jun 9, 2020
Dan, is that you?
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Level 80
Mar 24, 2022
It would be impossible for you to type 'potatoe' without first typing 'potato'. So how would you even know if it wasn't accepted?
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Level 51
Jun 7, 2022
Copy/paste.
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Level 70
Jan 22, 2023
That is not how that works. "Potatoajbssvikadhbvweiucb329uf efhc" would still register as potato and be accepted.
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Level 51
Jun 7, 2022
It does.
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Level 34
Jun 9, 2020
Very fun :)
+4
Level 18
Jun 9, 2020
Took a while to remember americans just call sweetcorn as corn
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Level 78
Jun 11, 2020
Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.
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Level 40
Jun 12, 2020
never heard of KR plant until today...
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Level 30
Jan 22, 2023
Okra is basically the lady finger.
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Level 63
Jan 19, 2021
How did I miss NN? Duh.
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Level 56
Oct 11, 2021
i cant spell califlower
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Level 91
Jan 22, 2023
No u can’t, can u
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Level 55
Nov 6, 2021
Can you accept 'acorn' for CRN since it is considered a starchy vegetable? Can't believe I saw acorn but not corn.
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Level 59
Jan 22, 2023
Me too lol
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Level 62
Jul 16, 2022
Do sprigs count for the asparagus question?
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Level 49
Aug 14, 2022
Can't believe eclair and naan aren't vegetables :(
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Level 59
Jan 22, 2023
Squash is a fruit, no?
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Level 70
Jan 22, 2023
Technically, fruit is a botanical category relating to how a plant disseminates its seeds, while vegetable just means the edible parts of plants. Since the two categories don't at all correlate, it's usually not very helpful to ask whether something is a fruit "or" a vegetable. The only real benefit in making a distinction there is a culinary one.

If we are therefore going to pretend that fruit is a culinary contrast to vegetable, then squash would pretty clearly be on the vegetable side of the equation. Otherwise, it's just both.

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Level 38
Jan 22, 2023
What the heck is okra?
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Level 45
Jan 22, 2023
I've only ever known them as ladies' fingers
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Level 27
Jan 22, 2023
Squash is technically a fruit
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Level 73
Jan 22, 2023
"Fruit" has two definitions, a botanical one, which is pretty strictly defined, and a culinary one, which is very loosely defined. "Vegetable" has no botanical definition whatsoever, only a loose culinary one so when someone says that a certain thing is a vegetable they must be speaking culinarily. And a squash is culinarily a vegetable, even if it is botanically a fruit.

TL;DR: "Fruit" and "vegetable" are not mutually exclusive terms.

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Level 38
Jan 23, 2023
Even though anglophones often make this mistake, potatoes aren’t vegetables.
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Level 69
Jan 24, 2023
I hate celery with a passion, so I'm not even bothered it's the only one I missed, quite happy actually!
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Level 40
Jan 24, 2023
Pea without the vowels still sounds like pea. Weird.
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Level 24
Jan 25, 2023
you should make a version where you can only guess the one in the yellow box becuase all you have to do here is guess any random vegetable and wait for it to appear on the screen :)))))))))
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Level 45
Jan 26, 2023
Got them all except KR! Very nice quiz :)