cole

[kohl]
Also called colewort.


Origin:
before 1000; Middle English col(e), Old English cāl, cāw(e)l < Latin caulis stalk, cabbage; cognate with Greek kaulós stalk. See kohlrabi

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Cole

[kohl]
noun
1.
Nat “King” (Nathaniel Adams Coles) 1919?–65, U.S. singer and jazz pianist.
2.
Thomas, 1801–48, U.S. painter, born in England: a founder of the Hudson River School of landscape painting.
3.
Timothy, 1852–1931, U.S. wood engraver, born in England.
4.
a male given name.

Younger

[yuhng-ger]
noun
Thomas Coleman ("Cole") 1844–1916, U.S. outlaw, associated with Jesse James.
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cole (kəʊl)
 
n
Also called: colewort any of various plants of the genus Brassica, such as the cabbage and rape
 
[Old English cāl, from Latin caulis plant stalk, cabbage]

Cole (kəʊl)
 
n
Nat `King', real name Nathaniel Adams Cole. 1917--65, US popular singer and jazz pianist

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cole
late O.E. cawel, perhaps via O.N. kal, from L. caulis "stem, stalk, cabbage" (cf. It. cavolo, Sp. col, O.Fr. chol, Fr. chou; also borrowed in Gmc., cf. Swed. kal, Dan. kaal, Ger. kohl, Du. kool).
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Example sentences
Cole is a decent drag-down tackler with the ability to drop back in the short zone.
Stuffed into the bun atop the meat is cool cole slaw to cut the heat.
My father said he'd be glad to have a potato-salad-and-cole-slaw sale.
Afterwards, cole reneges, revealing that he is not the owner.
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