Definition of chard
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Although a variety of beet, chard does not have an enlarged root, but does have large leaves and juicy stalks that are often cooked as a vegetable. Chard is also called Swiss chard. The leaves and stalks are a good source of vitamins A, B, and C. Chard is popular as a home-garden plant because it is easy to grow, productive, and tolerant of moderate heat. Highly perishable, it is difficult to ship to distant markets.
Origin and Etymology of chard
modification of French carde, from Occitan cardo, from Vulgar Latin *carda, alteration of Latin carduus thistle, cardoon
First Known Use: 1658
First Known Use of chard
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