One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A hardy cabbage of a variety which produces erect stems with large leaves and no compact head.See also curly kale
- ‘I often harvest tomatoes into the second week of December, and sometimes hardy kale and cabbage through the winter.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘These include: sweet peas, French beans, runner beans, endive, kale, red cabbage, and ruby chard.’
- ‘Besides milk and milk products, excellent sources of calcium include calcium-fortified orange juice, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, kale and bok choy.’
2North American informal, dated Money.cash, hard cash, ready moneyView synonyms
Middle English: northern English form of cole.
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