a salad of finely sliced or chopped raw cabbage, usually moistened with a mayonnaise dressing.

1785–95; < Dutch koolsla, equivalent to kool cabbage, cole + sla, contraction of salade salad Unabridged
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coleslaw (ˈkəʊlˌslɔː)
a salad of shredded cabbage, mayonnaise, carrots, onions, etc
[C19: from Dutch koolsla, from koolsalade, literally: cabbage salad]

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