col·​lard | \ ˈkä-lərd How to pronounce collard (audio) \

Definition of collard

: a cabbage (Brassica oleracea acephala) related to kale and having a loose head of stalked smooth leaves also : its leaves cooked and eaten as a vegetable usually used in plural

called also collard greens

Examples of collard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then Barrett blends pureed collard greens into nutty Koda Farms brown rice. Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, 10 June 2021 Tomi Keys, who lives nearby, stopped in on a Thursday for some fresh collard greens and smoked turkey necks. Maria C. Hunt, House Beautiful, 1 June 2021 Sides include coleslaw, fries, mac ‘n’ cheese and collard greens. Tyler Carter, Dallas News, 16 Dec. 2020 Dark leafy greens like bok choy and collard greens also contain calcium but shouldn't be relied on as a primary source. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Good Housekeeping, 10 May 2021 In her riff, pork meatballs simmer in a chile-tomato broth with potatoes and collard greens. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, 31 Mar. 2021 Bavette: Heat-at-home meal ($36 a person) includes glazed ham, honey butter smashed potatoes, smoky bacon collard greens, biscuits, radish-strawberry salad, and lemon pudding with blueberries. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 24 Mar. 2021 However, the term is also applied to members of Brassica rapa, such napa cabbage, and can be used to encompass a wider range of cruciferous vegetables — including broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts and collard greens. Washington Post, 19 Feb. 2021 They are preferred by collard connoisseurs for thinner, finer leaves than other collards; seeds for yellow collards are always in short supply. Kym Pokorny, oregonlive, 25 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of collard

1755, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for collard

alteration of colewort

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“Collard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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