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 (kōl′wûrt′, -wôrt′)
See kale.



any of various plants of the genus Brassica, of the mustard family, esp. kale or rape.
[before 1000; Middle English col(e), Old English cāl, cāw(e)l < Latin caulis stalk, cabbage, akin to Greek kaulós stalk. compare kohlrabi]



Thomas, 1801–48, U.S. painter, born in England.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.colewort - a hardy cabbage with coarse curly leaves that do not form a headcolewort - a hardy cabbage with coarse curly leaves that do not form a head
crucifer, cruciferous plant - any of various plants of the family Cruciferae
Brassica, genus Brassica - mustards: cabbages; cauliflowers; turnips; etc.
collard - variety of kale having smooth leaves
References in periodicals archive ?
Traditionally called cole or colewort, this superhero green is now commonly known by its Scottish name of kale.
They began as colewort and eventually sprouted into cauliflower, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts at different times in history.
Kale may have arrived on North American shores by 1631, purchased as colewort seed by John Winthrop Jr., the governor of Colonial Connecticut, from grocer Robert Hill.