kale

noun
\ ˈkāl How to pronounce kale (audio) \

Definition of kale

1a : a hardy cabbage (Brassica oleracea acephala) with curled often finely incised leaves that do not form a dense head also : its leaves used as a vegetable
b : cole
2 slang : money

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Synonyms for kale

Synonyms

bread [slang], bucks, cabbage [slang], cash, change, chips, coin, currency, dough, gold, green, jack [slang], legal tender, lolly [British], long green [slang], loot, lucre, money, moola (or moolah) [slang], needful, pelf, scratch [slang], shekels (also sheqels), tender, wampum

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Examples of kale in a Sentence

trying to scrape up the kale to buy more dope

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Superfood Side at Chick-fil-A A filling combination of broccoli, kale, maple vinaigrette, dried sour cherries, and nuts, Chick-fil-A's Superfood Side is probably one of the healthiest things to come out of a fast-food joint. Sophia Caraballo, Woman's Day, "10 Fast-Food Options for Vegetarians," 17 Apr. 2019 The kale, blanched until bright green, is soft and supple, absorbing all that spicy, cheesy, olive oil-y goodness. Elyse Inamine, Bon Appétit, "The Kinda-Healthy Kale Pasta I Can Always Count On," 7 June 2019 The to-go area highlights soft serve ice cream, cookies, bottles of wine and quick deli sides like green goddess kale salad and tuna macaroni, though anything off the regular menu can be ordered there as well. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "Oakland brunch destination Grand Lake Kitchen opens ambitious second restaurant," 7 June 2019 Share your Fork the Patriarchy kale quinoa bowl and your Universal Childcare sippy cup (@lololevine and @audreygelman, feel free to steal that one!). Lauren Smith Brody, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Invisible Nannies of Instagram," 17 Apr. 2019 Some great choices for hair-boosting protein, omega-3's, and vitamins include salmon, spinach, kale, pumpkin, tomatoes, asparagus, and grapes. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Do SugarBearHair Vitamins Really Work? Here's What Our Nutritionist Says," 22 May 2019 Your veggies should include some dark green options like arugula, spinach, kale, or collards. Abby Langer, SELF, "I'm an R.D. and I'm Really Great at Grocery Shopping—Steal My Tips," 31 Jan. 2019 Potential crops include lettuces and leafy greens like spinach and kale, herbs like basil and mint, strawberries, mushrooms, carrots, eggplants, and a wide variety of others. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Abandoned Coal Mines Could Be Future of Farming," 3 Dec. 2018 Think red or green cabbage, carrots, dark leafy greens (spinach, kale, chard, mustard greens, shredded Brussels sprouts — anything that strikes your fancy). Carrie Dennett, The Seattle Times, "Grain bowls are trending. Here’s how to make your own.," 28 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of kale

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

History and Etymology for kale

Scots, from Middle English (northern) cal, from Old English cāl — more at cole

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The first known use of kale was in the 14th century

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kale

noun

English Language Learners Definition of kale

: a type of cabbage that has wrinkled leaves

kale

noun
\ ˈkāl How to pronounce kale (audio) \

Kids Definition of kale

: a hardy cabbage with wrinkled leaves that do not form a head

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