noun \ˈkä-lərd\

Definition of COLLARD

:  a cabbage (Brassica oleracea acephala) related to kale and having a loose head of stalked smooth leaves; also :  its leaves cooked and eaten as a vegetable —usually used in plural —called also collard greens

Origin of COLLARD

alteration of colewort
First Known Use: 1755

Rhymes with COLLARD


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Headless form of cabbage (Brassica oleracea, Acephala group), in the mustard family. It bears the same botanical name as kale, differing only in that collard leaves are much broader, are not frilled, and resemble the rosette leaves of head cabbage. The main stem has a rosette of leaves at the top. Lower leaves commonly are harvested progressively; sometimes the entire young rosette is harvested. The leaves are highly nutritious, rich in minerals and in vitamins A and C.


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