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1. A plant (Brassica oleracea var. acephala) in the mustard family, having dark green, spreading, usually crinkled leaves that are eaten as a vegetable. Also called borecole, cole, colewort.
2. Slang Money.
[Middle English col, kal; see cole.]
nCompare (for senses 1, 2): sea kale
1. (Plants) a cultivated variety of cabbage, Brassica oleracea acephala, with crinkled leaves: used as a potherb. See also collard
2. Scot a cabbage
3. slang US money
[Old English cāl; see cole]
dialect Northern English a queue
1. a cabbagelike cultivated plant, Brassica oleracea acephala, of the mustard family, having wrinkled leaves used as a vegetable.
2. Slang. money.
[1250–1300; Middle English cale, northern variant of cole]
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|Noun||1.||kale - informal terms for money |
boodle, clams, dinero, gelt, lettuce, lolly, lucre, moolah, pelf, shekels, simoleons, wampum, loot, dough, bread, cabbage, sugar, scratch
money - the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender; "we tried to collect the money he owed us"
|2.||kale - a hardy cabbage with coarse curly leaves that do not form a head|
collard - variety of kale having smooth leaves
|3.||kale - coarse curly-leafed cabbage|