noun \ˈchärd\

Definition of CHARD

Origin of CHARD

modification of French carde, from Occitan cardo, from Vulgar Latin *carda, alteration of Latin carduus thistle, cardoon
First Known Use: 1658

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

Rhymes with CHARD


noun \ˈshärd\

Definition of CHARD

First Known Use of CHARD


Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms

finish, gimlet, mull, sake, setup, sommelier, syllabub, vintner, wassail


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Chard (Beta vulgaris, variety cicla).—W.H. Hodge

Edible-leaf beet (Beta vulgaris, variety cicla), a variety of beet in which the tender leaves and leafstalks have become greatly developed. They are a good source of vitamins A, B, and C. Chard is popular as a home-garden pot herb because it is easy to grow, productive, and tolerant of moderate heat. Highly perishable, it is difficult to ship to distant markets.

Variants of CHARD

chard or Swiss chard


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