col·​lard | \ˈkä-lərd \

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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That's because the collards at this three-and-a-half-year-old Washington Park cafe taste like they're made with some kind of magic. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "Lamar Moore takes the kitchen at the Currency Exchange Café," 7 Mar. 2018 Ingredients: 2-4 bunches kale, collards, or chard (or a mix of each); olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper; lemon zest (optional). Christina Pérez, Vogue, "Vegetarian Grilling Ideas Sure To Impress Even The Judge-iest BBQ Guests," 3 July 2018 All the cole crops (cabbages, collards, mustards, bok choy) are lining up for attention, but nothing is as beautiful as those first big heads of broccoli. Sally Mccabe,, "June 8-14: In the garden, it's time to …," 8 June 2018 Chard, spinach, collards, kale, cabbage, bok choy and other Asian greens are common in the world’s homemade soups. Pam Peirce,, "How Bay Area gardeners can grow their own soup," 1 June 2018 The New Orleans is a tower of golden fried chicken, Creole remoulade, Cajun spice, Thai basil, collard green kimchi, ginger-miso BBQ sauce and of course, a fried egg. Jenn Harris,, "Four great L.A. fried chicken restaurants to try now," 2 May 2018 In the vegetable garden, plant seed for beets, carrots, celeriac, celery, collards, endive, fennel, jicama, kale, leaf lettuce, mustard, peas, potatoes, radish, spinach, Swiss chard and turnips. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Spring fever? Get to work," 23 Mar. 2018 To pot, add mushrooms, collards, butter, thyme, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Caramelized Onion & Rye Bread Stuffing," 2 Nov. 2016 Twitty is cutting up an onion and Dunn is breaking up collard green leaves. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, "raceAhead: The Hidden Racism in Industrial Kitchens," 19 June 2018

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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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