Tuscan kale

noun

: a kale developed in Tuscany with long, wrinkled, dark green leaves that are cooked as a vegetable
Another variety becoming more widely available is Tuscan kale, also called lacinato or dinosaur kale. Tuscan kale has long, narrow, very dark leaves with a softer, pebbly texture, not curly.Shirley Vickers, Detroit Free Press, 26 Apr. 2012

called also black cabbage, black kale, cavolo nero, dinosaur kale, lacinato kale

Word History

First Known Use

1996, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Tuscan kale was in 1996

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“Tuscan kale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tuscan%20kale. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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