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  1. kailannoun

    A long, blue-green vegetable that is a varietal of the species Brassica oleracea, with thick, glossy stems and leaves typically eaten in Chinese and particularly Cantonese cooking.

  2. Etymology: From Cantonese 芥蘭 (traditional, Jyutping gaai3 laan4*2, simplified 芥兰), 芥 ("mustard plant," "mustard") + 蘭 ("orchid").


  1. kailan

    Jie lan, gai lan, kai-lan, Chinese broccoli, or Chinese kale (Brassica oleracea var. alboglabra) is a leafy vegetable with thick, flat, glossy blue-green leaves with thick stems, and florets similar to (but much smaller than) broccoli. A Brassica oleracea cultivar, jie lan is in the group alboglabra (from Latin albus "white" and glabrus "hairless"). When gone to flower, its white blossoms resemble that of its cousin Matthiola incana or Hoary Stock. The flavor is very similar to that of broccoli, but noticeably stronger and slightly more bitter.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kailan in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kailan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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