cole·slaw | \ ˈkōl-ˌslȯ \

Definition of coleslaw 

: a salad made of raw sliced or chopped cabbage

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Dinners include potato salad or fries, coleslaw, bread, tartar sauce and desserts. Geoff Bruce, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "5 things to do in the northwest suburbs this week," 2 Feb. 2018 Rather than a simple, ballgame-style hot dog, for instance, Robinson serves the children a turkey corn dog breaded in wheat with a homemade coleslaw for lunch. Katherine Fominykh,, "Ravens' Brandon Williams visits Maryland Food Bank Summer Club: 'I don’t want any kid to have to have that feeling'," 27 June 2018 The large lobster roll ($18) comes on a great grilled roll with delicious fries and equally good coleslaw. Joan Wilder,, "Where everybody has to put down the phone to eat," 27 Apr. 2018 Just as satisfying were a coleslaw that tasted as if it were made seconds before, and perfect, thin French fries that would easily pass muster at the snootiest Parisian bistro. Tim Smith,, "Stanford Kitchen a welcome addition to Owings Mills dining scene," 5 July 2018 Down by the Shore (7-9 p.m. Saturday) offers lessons on classics from the Atlantic shore including Maryland Crab cakes with Old Bay Aioli served with coleslaw and remoulade. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Hit these cooking classes to improve your kitchen skills," 16 May 2018 Among the sides are baked beans, coleslaw and potato salad. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "'Let's go downtown': How Chandler's restaurant, bar scene helped transform city," 26 June 2018 The twist on coleslaw along with the addition of a pizza oven and unique toppings — including goat cheese, ground lamb, rosemary, fig jam and fennel — exemplify the Ridings’ philosophy. Vickie Snow Jurkowski, Daily Southtown, "Trail's Edge Brewing Company offers full menu, lots of craft beer options in downtown Frankfort," 16 May 2018 Also available is a pierogi dinner with onions, sour cream and coleslaw or a trip to the salad bar. 'sam' Boyer/special To,, "Super students score by serving others: Whit & Whimsey," 9 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of coleslaw

1794, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coleslaw

Dutch koolsla, from kool cabbage + sla salad

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English Language Learners Definition of coleslaw

: a salad made with chopped raw cabbage


cole·slaw | \ ˈkōl-ˌslȯ \

Kids Definition of coleslaw

: a salad made with chopped raw cabbage

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