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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Divide mushrooms and collard greens between four plates. Mackenzie Wagoner, Vogue, "The Ultimate Post-Thanksgiving Detox Meal Plan," 23 Nov. 2018 Kim wore a bright blue collard shirt dress with zippered fanny pack-like compartments sewn throughout and oversize sporty sunglasses that resemble ski goggles. Peter Mikelbank,, "Kim Kardashian Returns to Paris for the First Time Since Robbery, Consoles a Crying Kanye West," 21 June 2018 Don’t forget to save the carcass and wing tips for a world-beating pot of collard greens. Elizabeth G. Dunn And Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, "The Battle for Thanksgiving Heats Up," 31 Oct. 2018 Sides include decadent mac n' cheese with crumbled bacon on top and slow-cooked collard greens. Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips from Houston," 12 Oct. 2018 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

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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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