kale

noun
\ ˈkāl \

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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Drinks: Detox with a glass of kale, wheatgrass and apple juice ($8) or opt for a cocktail like the Hemingway daiquiri made with rum, maraschino, grapefruit and lime ($13). Samantha Nelson, RedEye Chicago, "15 new Chicago brunches for fall," 5 Oct. 2017 For mental clarity, try this blend of kale, cucumber, blue green algae, thyme and pineapple, thebutchersdaughter.com. Alexandra Tunell, Harper's BAZAAR, "10 Best Juices to Try in New York City," 12 Feb. 2015 For lunchtime, Hannah hits up the local farmers market for some kale to make a salmon banh mi bowl, a recipe from her new cookbook Do What Feels Good. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Everything Hannah Bronfman Eats in a Day," 24 Jan. 2019 Their fresh takes on Southern classics like chicken and kale with grits are designed by award-winning chefs and restauranteurs in collaboration with nutritionists. SELF, "The Best Meal-Kit Delivery Services to Try in 2019," 1 Jan. 2019 The tomatoes, potatoes, beans, carrots, cabbage and kale should all but melt into the broth, too. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "The Most Satisfying Vegetable Soup," 28 Dec. 2018 Though not yet a ballpark tradition, even a trendy kale wrap made its way into the offerings, alongside hot dogs and fries. National Geographic, "From Historic to Cutting Edge: Revitalizing Iconic Buildings," 25 May 2018 Transplant cabbage and its close cousins – broccoli, kale and Brussels sprouts – as well as lettuce (both loose leaf and head). Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Feed your garden so it can feed you | The Sacramento Bee," 23 Feb. 2018 Try adding a pinch to broccoli or kale just before roasting or sprinkle on popcorn with a bit of sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Bridget Mallon, House Beautiful, "Camille Styles On How To Get The Perfect Party Ready Pantry," 24 Oct. 2014

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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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kale

noun

English Language Learners Definition of kale

: a type of cabbage that has wrinkled leaves

kale

noun
\ ˈkāl \

Kids Definition of kale

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

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