Definition of "kale" []

  • An edible plant (Brassica oleracea var. acephala) in the mustard family, having spreading crinkled leaves that do not form a compact head. Also called borecole, cole, colewort, collard. (noun)
  • Slang Money. (noun)
  • A cultivated variety of cabbage, Brassica oleracea acephala, with crinkled leaves: used as a potherb (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A cabbage (noun)
  • Money (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "kale" in a sentence
  • "One thing I have come to like in kale is its texture that stands stir-frying unlike other greens."
  • "Crisp and fluffy greens are like eating springtime itself, root veggies practically glow in the fall, kale is like candy in December, and those fresh tomatoes … mmm."
  • "Saute some chopped onions and garlic in olive oil, then add washed and chopped greens (a mixture of spinach and some bitter green, like dandelion or kale, is great; just spinach is fine too)."