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kale

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[keyl] /keɪl/
noun
1.
Also called borecole. a cabbagelike cultivated plant, Brassica oleracea acephala, of the mustard family, having curled or wrinkled leaves: used as a vegetable.
2.
Scot. cabbage.
3.
Slang. money.
Origin of kale
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English cale, northern variant of cole
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kail

/keɪl/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of kale1

kale1

/keɪl/
noun
1.
a cultivated variety of cabbage, Brassica oleracea acephala, with crinkled leaves: used as a potherb See also collard
2.
(Scot) a cabbage
3.
(US, slang) money
Compare (for senses 1, 2) sea kale
Word Origin
Old English cāl; see cole

kale2

/keɪl/
noun
1.
(Northern English, dialect) a queue
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Word Origin and History for kail

kale

n.

also kail, c.1300, alternative form of cawul (c.1200), surviving in this spelling after Middle English as a Scottish variant of cole "cabbage" (see cole-slaw). Slang meaning "money" is from 1902.

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Slang definitions & phrases for kail

kale

noun

Money; the GREEN STUFF: trite slangisms, among 'em kale, dough, mazuma, etc (1902+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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