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1. A variety of beet (Beta vulgaris var. cicla), widely cultivated for its large succulent edible leaves.
2. The leaves of this plant, used as a vegetable.
(Plants) another name for chard
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]
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|Noun||1.||Swiss chard - beet lacking swollen root; grown as a vegetable for its edible leaves and stalks|
|2.||Swiss 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