black cabbage


Definition of black cabbage

: tuscan kale If you can't find black cabbage—also known as dinosaur kale or cavolo nero—you can substitute green kale.— Carla Spartos, New York Post, 13 Jan. 2010 … pot-roasted partridge goes beautifully with pancetta, black cabbage and onions.— James Suckling, Wine Spectator, 28 Feb. 1997

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First Known Use of black cabbage

1855, in the meaning defined above

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“Black cabbage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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