kale definition

  • noun:
    • An edible plant (Brassica oleracea var. acephala) into the mustard family members, having spreading crinkled leaves that don't form a tight mind. Also known as borecole, cole, colewort, collard.
    • Slang Money.
    • cole
    • An edible plant, like cabbage, with curled leaves which do not form a dense mind (Brassica oleracea var. acephala)
    • cash
    • A variety of cabbage when the leaves usually do not develop a head, being almost the first or wild type of the species.
    • See Kail, 2.
    • In Scotland, loosely, cabbage generally speaking, by expansion any type of greens; specifically, both there and elsewhere, any variety of cabbage with curled or wrinkled leaves not developing small heads just like the typical cabbage, nor yielding a fleshy edible inflorescence like cauliflower and broccoli, and in most cases having a long stalk; borecole.
    • A broth made in Scotland by which kale or cabbage is a principal ingredient; ergo, any soup, no matter of exactly what composed, and, by another extension, dinner: as, are you going to come and tak' your kale wi' me?
    • Brassica oleracea, the cabbage-plant, with its wild state.
    • informal terms for cash
    • a hardy cabbage with coarse curly leaves that do not develop a head
    • coarse curly-leafed cabbage

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