lacinato kale

noun la·ci·na·to kale \ˌlä-sə-ˈnä-tō-\

Definition of lacinato kale

  1. :  tuscan kale Not ordinary kale but Tuscan kale, or cavolo nero. This type of kale is sometimes sold in America as lacinato kale. — Nancy Harmon Jenkins, Food & Wine, March 2001 Dungeness crab cakes accompanied by shaved daikon or the black truffle-roasted hen with tender steamed lacinato kale. — Todd Coleman, Saveur, October 2006

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