black kale


Definition of black kale

: tuscan kale Darker Tuscan kale (or black kale) has wrinkled leaves which are more tender and delicately flavored.— John Burgoyne, Cook's Illustrated, January/February 2007

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1990, in the meaning defined above

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“Black kale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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