cole

noun
\ˈkōl \

Definition of cole 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: any of several brassicas especially : any of various crop plants (such as broccoli, kale, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, and kohlrabi) derived from the same wild cabbage (Brassica oleracea)

Cole

biographical name
\ˈkōl \

Definition of Cole (Entry 2 of 2)

Thomas 1801–1848 American (English-born) painter

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Keep an eye on the vegetable garden, especially the cole crops/cabbage family. Sally Mccabe, Philly.com, "June 15-21: In the garden, it's time to…," 15 June 2018 The chicken entrees come with the excellent square buttermilk biscuits and choice of potato salad or cole slaw. Larry Olmsted, USA TODAY, "Chicken, biscuits and beer: Dallas eatery serves tasty trifecta," 12 July 2018 The meal will consist of pork with BBQ sauce, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, baked beans, cornbread, dessert and a beverage. Courant Community, "Community News For The Stafford Edition," 5 June 2018 The signature entrée is the Box Combo: four tenders with Cane’s Sauce for dipping, cole slaw, crinkle cut fries, griddled Texas toast and a drink. Larry Olmsted, USA TODAY, "This fast-food chain serves one specialty," 30 May 2018 Both were perfectly cooked with the right seasoning and yummy sides: hot, baked potatoes and homemade cole slaw. Tom Long, BostonGlobe.com, "Seafood lovers head to Ray’s on Rye Beach," 25 May 2018 The meal will consist of pork with BBQ sauce, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, baked beans, cornbread, dessert and a beverage. Courant Community, "Community News For The Stafford Edition," 21 May 2018 The meal will consist of pork with BBQ sauce, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, baked beans, cornbread, dessert and a beverage. Courant Community, "Community News For The Stafford Edition," 15 May 2018 Joe's contest-winning fries are always a good choice, but County Road Ice House also offers potato salad, cole slaw, barbecue beans, vegetarian charro beans and Mexican street corn. Craving a classic brisket Z-Man? Sarah Gish, kansascity, "5 things to try at downtown's County Road Ice House, from Joe's Chicken Z to Frosé | The Kansas City Star," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of cole

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cole

Noun

Middle English, from Old English cāl, from Latin caulis stem, cabbage; akin to Greek kaulos stem, Latvian kauls

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