lacinato kale

noun

la·​ci·​na·​to kale ˌlä-sə-ˈnä-tō- How to pronounce lacinato kale (audio)
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1993, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lacinato kale was in 1993

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“Lacinato kale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lacinato%20kale. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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