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)
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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)."