cole

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noun \ˈkōl\

Definition of cole

  1. :  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)

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Origin and Etymology of cole

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


Cole

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biographical name \ˈkōl\

Definition of Cole

  1. Thomas 1801–1848 American (English-born) painter

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