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An edible plant (Brassica oleracea var. acephala) in the mustard family, having large smooth spreading leaves.

[Variant of colewort.]


1. (Plants) a variety of the cabbage, Brassica oleracea acephala, having a crown of edible leaves. See also kale1
2. (Plants) the leaves of this plant, eaten as a vegetable
[C18: variant of colewort]


(ˈkɒl ərd)

1. a variety of kale, Brassica oleracea acephala, grown in the southern U.S., having a rosette of green leaves.
2. collards. Also called col′lard greens`. the leaves of this plant, eaten cooked as a vegetable.
[1745–55; variant of colewort]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.collard - variety of kale having smooth leaves
borecole, Brassica oleracea acephala, cole, colewort, kail, kale - a hardy cabbage with coarse curly leaves that do not form a head
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Though a lot of these collard varieties are being perpetuated to this day, the different landraces still grown in the region are now in the hands of an aging population," Farnham says.
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