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 And then green beans or collard greens or something? Tom Green |, al, 25 Aug. 2022 So at the Superette, residents can buy just one chicken thigh, two potato rolls, or four leaves of collard greens. Diti Kohli,, 3 Aug. 2022 Although many forgo edible kale or collard stems because of their tough texture, chard stems are usually eaten as well, by chopping and sauteing them before adding the leaves. Washington Post, 18 Feb. 2021 The pair has fashioned a decidedly flexitarian menu that offers fried artichokes with a spicy melon broth and tempeh with gold rice and collard greens. Mehr Singh, Bon Appétit, 18 July 2022 Its menu also has a variety of Southern favorites and sides from collard greens to mac and cheese, yams and red beans and rice. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 19 June 2022 The bakery also uses collard greens that are harvested only after the first frost and yellow bags of House-Autry self-rising cornmeal. Frederick N. Rasmussen, Baltimore Sun, 31 May 2022 Breakfast is a salted caramel protein smoothie made with banana, oats, collard greens, kale and spinach. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 28 May 2022 Chefs make use of produce like Georgia collard greens and green velvet okra from purveyors including Ivy Leaf Farms run by Ivy Walls. Dwight Brown, Essence, 18 May 2022 See More

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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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8 Sep 2022

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“Collard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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