dinosaur kale

noun

Definition of dinosaur kale

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: tuscan kale The salmon was tasty, but the pork, served with slow-roasted cavolo nero (sometimes called Tuscan or dinosaur kale), was juicy and deeply flavorful …— M. Kathleen Pratt, Chicago Tribune, 15 Oct. 2008 Dinosaur kale is also known as … Tuscan kale and is characterized by its dimpled, firm leaves, which hold up to long cooking times and hearty flavors.— Karoline Boehm Goodnick, Boston Globe, 16 Nov. 2011

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First Known Use of dinosaur kale

1996, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dinosaur kale

so called from the fancied resemblance of its leaves to the skin of a dinosaur

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“Dinosaur kale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dinosaur%20kale. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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