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  1. collards, collard greensnoun

    kale that has smooth leaves


  1. collardsnoun

    A kind of kale (Brassica oleracea acephala) cultivated in the southern United States as a vegetable.


  1. collards

    Collard is a group of certain loose-leafed cultivars of Brassica oleracea, the same species as many common vegetables including cabbage (Capitata group) and broccoli (Italica group). Collard is a member of the Viridis group of Brassica oleracea. American collard cultivars are more correctly placed in the Viridis cultivar group due to a high genetic similarity with cabbage, although older publications often include them within the Acephala group (kale). The name "collard" comes from the word "colewort" (a medieval term for non-heading brassica crops).The plants are grown as a food crop for their large, dark-green, edible leaves, which are cooked and eaten as vegetables, mainly in Zambia, Kashmir, Brazil, Portugal, Zimbabwe, South Africa, the American South, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, the Balkans, and northern Spain. Collard greens have been eaten for at least 2,000 years, with evidence showing that the ancient Greeks cultivated several types of the plant.


  1. collards

    Collards, also known as collard greens, are a type of leafy green vegetable that are commonly grown and consumed in the Southern United States. They are part of the Brassica genus, which includes other vegetables like cabbage and broccoli. Collards are known for their large, dark-colored, edible leaves and their robust flavor, which is often enhanced by cooking with ingredients like ham hocks or smoked turkey. They are rich in nutrients, including vitamins K, A, C and B6, as well as calcium, iron, and fiber. The plant is very hardy, resistant to frost, and can be harvested all year round.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Collards

    young cabbage, used as "greens"; esp. a kind cultivated for that purpose; colewort

  2. Etymology: [Corrupted fr. colewort.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of collards in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of collards in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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