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collard

[kol-erd] /ˈkɒl ərd/
noun
1.
a variety of kale, Brassica oleracea acephala, grown in the southern U.S., having a rosette of green leaves.
2.
collards, Also called collard greens. the leaves of this plant, eaten as a vegetable.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; variant of colewort, with assimilation of -wort to -ard
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British Dictionary definitions for collard-greens

collard

/ˈkɒləd/
noun
1.
a variety of the cabbage, Brassica oleracea acephala, having a crown of edible leaves See also kale1
2.
the leaves of this plant, eaten as a vegetable
Word Origin
C18: variant of colewort
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Word Origin and History for collard-greens

collard

n.

1755, American English, corruption of colewort (Middle English) "cabbage," later especially "kale, greens;" first element related to the cole in coleslaw; for second element, see wort.

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