collard

[kol-erd]
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:
1745–55; variant of colewort, with assimilation of -wort to -ard

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collard (ˈkɒləd)
 
n
1.  See also kale a variety of the cabbage, Brassica oleracea acephala, having a crown of edible leaves
2.  the leaves of this plant, eaten as a vegetable
 
[C18: variant of colewort]

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collard
1755, Amer.Eng., corruption of colewort (M.E.) "cabbage," later especially "kale, greens," related to the cole in coleslaw.
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Example sentences
Fresh collards should be stored in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator or in a plastic bag with holes in it.
On your next trip to the grocery store, don't overlook delicious collards.
Spruce up your diet even more with these fall commodities: collards, peas, sweet potatoes and turnips.
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