A vegetable is an edible plant or part of a plant. This typically means the leaf, stem, or root of a plant. Some vegetables can be consumed raw, some may be eaten cooked, and some must be cooked in order to be edible.
Fruit is a part of a flowering plant that derives from specific tissues of the flower, one or more ovaries, and in some cases accessory tissues. Fruits are the means by which these plants disseminate seeds.