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

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Mia’s collard green plant got off to faster start than her sister’s lettuce or basil. Staff Report,, "Green thumbs at work in Northlake Public Library's Learning Garden project," 21 May 2018 Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes, stirring often, until the collards have wilted. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Family Collard Greens," 16 Apr. 2018 Irvine trained the wait staff to get orders out faster and revamped the menu to include a burger with mushroom gravy and pimento cheese; and macaroni and cheese with jerk chicken, ham hocks and collard greens. Tracy Swartz,, "South Side soul food restaurant gets ‘gorgeous’ renovation on Food Network series," 20 July 2019 Well known for her buttermilk fried chicken with braised collard greens and watermelon chow chow, Foster’s stall soon became a hall favorite. Shauna Stuart |,, "Learn to roll ice cream with Comedienne Joy and Homewood’s Lucky Cat Rolled Creams," 18 July 2019 From Alta’s newish brunch menu, order the collard green and shaved veg salad ($13) and cornmeal pancakes ($14) by chef Keith Corbin. Julissa James,, "Four Hours: Art, culture and peace abound on this tour of West Adams," 12 July 2019 Part of the cruciferous vegetable family, the sprouts' cousins include cauliflower, kale, broccoli, cabbage, collard greens, and bok choy. Cynthia Sass, Mph,, "7 Health Benefits of Brussels Sprouts," 9 July 2019 Brunchaholics, hands down, where the attraction was a soul-food burrito filled with collard greens, smoked turkey, mac and cheese and fried catfish. Kim Pierce, Dallas News, "The Dallas Farmers Market is not the market you used to know. Is that a good thing?," 8 July 2019 The Bells have preferred orders — ribs and the occasional side of collard greens, candied yams or macaroni and cheese for Evelyn, a rib sandwich for Carrie., "In Oakland’s Laurel District, barbecue’s past collides with its present," 2 July 2019

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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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