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Collard greens are various loose-leafed cultivars of Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group), the same species as cabbage and broccoli.

collard greens n : smooth-leaved kale [syn: {collards}]


Kale or borecole is a form of cabbage (Brassica oleracea Acephala Group), green or purple, in which the central leaves do not form a head.

kale n 1: informal terms for money [syn: {boodle}, {bread}, {cabbage}, {clams}, {dinero}, {dough}, {gelt}, {lettuce}, {lolly}, {lucre}, {loot}, {moolah}, {pelf}, {scratch}, {shekels}, {simoleons}, {sugar}, {wampum}] 2: a hardy cabbage with coarse curly leaves that do not form a head [syn: {kail}, {cole}, {borecole}, {colewort}, {Brassica oleracea acephala}] 3: coarse curly-leafed cabbage [syn: {kail}, {cole}]

Kale \Kale\, n. [Scot. kale, kail, cale, colewort, Gael. cael; akin to Ir. cal, W. cawl, Armor. kaol. See {Cole}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A variety of cabbage in which the leaves do not form a head, being nearly the original or wild form of the species. [Written also {kail}, and {cale}.] [1913 Webster] 2. See {Kail}, 2. [1913 Webster] {Sea kale} (Bot.), a European cruciferous herb ({Crambe maritima}), often used as a pot herb; sea cabbage. [1913 Webster]

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  • collard-greens: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • kale: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • kale: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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