Swiss chard


: a beet (Beta vulgaris cicla) having large leaves and succulent stalks often cooked as a vegetable

called also chard

Examples of Swiss chard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Alternative nutrient-rich foods that are easier on the gut include dark leafy greens like kale, spinach and Swiss chard. Christine Nguyen, D.o. Mayo Foundation For Medical Education and Research, Chicago Tribune, 8 Sep. 2023 Available from spring through the fall with a peak from June through October, look for Swiss chard with crisp stalks and vibrant leaves. Treehugger Editors, Treehugger, 7 Sep. 2023 Good options include dark leafy greens (think: spinach, kale, and Swiss chard), zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, green peppers, and broccoli. Colleen De Bellefonds, Women's Health, 30 Aug. 2023 The bird is dry aged for 30 days and presented like a work of art, before being carved up and served alongside accompaniments like creamy Swiss chard and spicy soppressata jam. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 28 Aug. 2023 Here are some ingredients to include in your green smoothies or juices: Leafy Greens: Spinach, kale, and Swiss chard are rich in chlorophyll, which helps cleanse the liver. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 13 Aug. 2023 Kale, collards, watercress, mustard greens and Swiss chard clock in at an ANDI score of 1000. Joe Yonan, Washington Post, 13 Aug. 2023 Leafy greens Superstar greens such as spinach, kale, Swiss chard and collard greens can be the hearty side to your dinner, or even the star of your plate, as the base of a salad or protein bowl. Kaitlyn Phoenix, Good Housekeeping, 8 Aug. 2023 Other leafy greens like kale and Swiss chard are also excellent choices for boosting your iron levels. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 7 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Swiss chard was in 1832

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“Swiss chard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

Swiss chard

: a beet of a variety lacking an enlarged root and having large leaves and juicy stalks often cooked as a vegetable
also : the stalks

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