cole

noun
\ ˈkōl How to pronounce cole (audio) \

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 How to pronounce Cole (audio) \

Definition of Cole (Entry 2 of 2)

Thomas 1801–1848 American (English-born) painter

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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“Cole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cole. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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