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chard

 (chärd)
n.
Swiss chard.

[Alteration (possibly influenced by French chardon, thistle) of French carde, from Provençal cardon, cardoon; see cardoon.]

chard

(tʃɑːd)
n
(Plants) a variety of beet, Beta vulgaris cicla, with large succulent leaves and thick stalks, used as a vegetable. Also called: Swiss chard, leaf beet or seakale beet
[C17: probably from French carde edible leafstalk of the artichoke, but associated also with French chardon thistle, both ultimately from Latin carduus thistle; see cardoon]

chard

(tʃɑrd)

n.
a variety of beet, Beta vulgaris cicla, having leaves and leafstalks that are used as a vegetable. Also called Swiss chard.
[1650–60; appar. < French chardon thistle; see cardoon]

chard

A variety of leaf vegetable with succulent leaves and thick stalks.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chard - beet lacking swollen rootchard - beet lacking swollen root; grown as a vegetable for its edible leaves and stalks
chard, leaf beet, spinach beet, Swiss chard - long succulent whitish stalks with large green leaves
beet, Beta vulgaris, common beet - biennial Eurasian plant usually having a swollen edible root; widely cultivated as a food crop
2.chard - long succulent whitish stalks with large green leaves
greens, leafy vegetable, green - any of various leafy plants or their leaves and stems eaten as vegetables
Beta vulgaris cicla, chard, chard plant, leaf beet, spinach beet, Swiss chard - beet lacking swollen root; grown as a vegetable for its edible leaves and stalks
Translations
mángold
snijbiet
mangold

chard

[ˈtʃɑːrd] n (= vegetable) → bettes fpl, blettes fpl
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Good enough to eat - perpetual spinach This healthy green leaf can give you spinach all year round, although it tastes slightly different to "real" spinach - a bit like Swiss chard - and the leaves are shinier and a bit tougher.
And while greenery may be in short supply cabbages, kale, chard and, if the temperatures don't dip too low, perpetual spinach, are also good to eat at the moment.
Catherine Holmes ANEVER fear, Catherine, there are lots of veg you can still sow successionally - carrots, beetroot, chard and perpetual spinach would all work well.
If conditions are right, you can sow the following outdoors now: beetroot, carrots, Swiss chard, summer cauliflower, kohlrabi, lettuce, leeks, radish, turnip, spring onions, peas and perpetual spinach.
Perpetual spinach or spinach beet, not annual spinach, tends to do better because annual spinach tends to bolt in hot summers.
Cover perpetual spinach with cloches to protect leaves .
Perpetual varieties, which are often called perpetual spinach, have thinner stems and smaller, smoother leaves than larger varieties, and they taste more like spinach.
Protect perpetual spinach with cloches to stop the leaves becoming too weather-beaten.
In the wild, they normally grow on the edge of woodland and they prosper alongside Swiss chard, perpetual spinach, mange tout peas and lettuce.