chard

[chahrd]
noun
a variety of beet, Beta vulgaris cicla, having leaves and leafstalks that are used as a vegetable.
Also called Swiss chard, leaf beet.


Origin:
1650–60; apparently < French chardon thistle; see cardoon

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chard (tʃɑːd)
 
n
Swiss chard, leaf beet, Also called: seakale beet a variety of beet, Beta vulgaris cicla, with large succulent leaves and thick stalks, used as a vegetable
 
[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]

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chard
1658, from Fr. carde, from L. carduus "thistle, artichoke."
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chard
chardonnay
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Rainbow chard, if you can find it, makes this dish particularly beautiful.
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