Definition of kale in English:

kale

(also kail)

noun

mass noun
  • 1A hardy cabbage of a variety which produces erect stems with large leaves and no compact head.

    See also curly kale
    • ‘Besides milk and milk products, excellent sources of calcium include calcium-fortified orange juice, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, kale and bok choy.’
    • ‘I often harvest tomatoes into the second week of December, and sometimes hardy kale and cabbage through the winter.’
    • ‘These include: sweet peas, French beans, runner beans, endive, kale, red cabbage, and ruby chard.’
    • ‘Some vegetables in this category include cabbage, collards, kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, mustard greens, turnips and radishes.’
    • ‘Dark green leaves such as kale, spinach and cabbage are among the richest sources.’
  • 2North American informal, dated Money.

    cash, hard cash, ready money
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Origin

Middle English: northern English form of cole.

Pronunciation

kale

/keɪl/