kale

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noun \ˈkāl\

Definition of kale

  1. 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 vegetableb :  cole

  2. 2 slang :  money

Examples of kale in a Sentence

  1. trying to scrape up the kale to buy more dope

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Origin and Etymology of kale

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


KALE Defined for English Language Learners

kale

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Definition of kale for English Language Learners

  • : a type of cabbage that has wrinkled leaves


KALE Defined for Kids

kale

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noun \ˈkāl\

Definition of kale for Students

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



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