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 Sides are a big deal here, especially the earthy black-eyed peas, tangy collard greens and sweet potatoes spiced up like a pumpkin pie. Mike Sutter,, "5 San Antonio restaurants for great meatloaf," 2 July 2020 Like, say, curry chicken with mac and cheese and collard greens on one plate. Bob Carlton |, al, "This Alabama dining gem is hidden in plain sight," 25 June 2020 Consider perennial heirloom varieties like purple collard green, Alabama blue, and Green Glaze, which boasts glossy leaves and the highest oil content of all the collard varieties. Hugh Garvey, Sunset Magazine, "5 Vegetables Every Gardener Should Plant Right Now," 18 June 2020 Soul food has a rich history deeper than its delicious collard greens and black-eyed peas. Jenna Ryu, USA TODAY, "These Black-owned vegan soul food restaurants are the best in the country, according to PETA," 23 June 2020 Among other racist comments, Mangum’s suit says his manager had commented to him that all of the African American shoppers were buying up the store’s watermelons and collard greens. oregonlive, "Black worker claims Portland Fred Meyer fired him after he complained about racism, including being disciplined for wearing a hoodie," 16 June 2020 Sides include fries, slaw, mac and cheese, potato salad, hush puppies, cornbread, collard greens with pork, and baked beans with brisket. cleveland, "Fast-casual City Barbeque opens in Strongsville," 1 June 2020 Add collard greens, onion, salt and crushed red pepper. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, "Want to try something different for Memorial Day weekend? Try these mouthwatering recipes," 20 May 2020 Sturdy greens like kale, collard greens, Swiss chard, mustard greens and others can take up a lot of valuable real estate. Alexa Weibel, New York Times, "How to Preserve and Store Your Hearty Greens," 14 May 2020

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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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9 Jul 2020

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“Collard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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