chard

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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.

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

modification of French carde, from Occitan cardo, from Vulgar Latin *carda, alteration of Latin carduus thistle, cardoon

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1664, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1987, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chard was in 1664

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“Chard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chard. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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chard

noun

ˈchärd

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