noun \ˈkāl\

: a type of cabbage that has wrinkled leaves

Full Definition of KALE

a :  cole
b :  a hardy cabbage (Brassica oleracea acephala) with curled often finely incised leaves that do not form a dense head; also :  its leaves used as a vegetable
slang :  money

Examples of KALE

  1. <trying to scrape up the kale to buy more dope>

Origin of KALE

Scots, from Middle English (northern) cal, from Old English cāl — more at cole
First Known Use: 14th century


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Kale (Brassica oleracea, Acephala group).—G.R. Roberts

Loose-leafed, edible plant (Brassica oleracea, Acephala group) derived from the cabbage, in the mustard family. Common (or Scotch) and Buda kale have stems up to 2 ft (60 cm) long that carry a rosette of elongated, dark bluish green, wavy or frilled leaves. Grown mainly for autumn and winter harvest because cold weather improves the quality of this hardy vegetable, kale is usually served cooked. It is highly nutritious. See also collard.


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