What does kale mean?

Definitions for kalekeɪl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. boodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, lucre, loot, moolah, pelf, scratch, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampum(noun)

    informal terms for money

  2. kale, kail, cole, borecole, colewort, Brassica oleracea acephala(noun)

    a hardy cabbage with coarse curly leaves that do not form a head

  3. kale, kail, cole(noun)

    coarse curly-leafed cabbage


  1. kale(Noun)


  2. kale(Noun)

    An edible plant, similar to cabbage, with curled leaves that do not form a dense head (Brassica oleracea acephala)

  3. kale(Noun)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Kale(noun)

    a variety of cabbage in which the leaves do not form a head, being nearly the original or wild form of the species

  2. Kale(noun)

    see Kail, 2

  3. Origin: [Scot. kale, kail, cale, colewort, Gael. cael; akin to Ir. cal, W. cawl, Armor. kaol. See Cole.]


  1. Kale

    Kale or borecole is a vegetable with green or purple leaves, in which the central leaves do not form a head. It is considered to be closer to wild cabbage than most domesticated forms. The species Brassica oleracea contains a wide array of vegetables, including broccoli, cauliflower, collard greens, and brussels sprouts. The cultivar group Acephala also includes spring greens and collard greens, which are extremely similar genetically.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kale

    Kail, kāl, n. a cabbage with open curled leaves, cabbage generally: broth of which kale is a chief ingredient.—ns. Kail′yard, a kitchen-garden; Kale′-runt, a cabbage-stem.—Kailyard-school, a group of writers of stories of humble Scotch country life—S. R. Crockett, Ian Maclaren, &c. [Cole.]

Editors Contribution

  1. kale

    A type of cultivar, plant and seed created in various colors and species.

    Kale is a type of vegetable and food product, grown and sold in various countries around the world.

  2. kale

    A type of vegetable and food product.

    Kale is sold at various times of the year in various countries around the world.

Anagrams for kale »

  1. lake, leak

  2. Leak


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kale in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kale in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. The British-born Corden:

    They're eating kale every day. My mom's getting a boob job next week.

  2. Steve Sprinkel:

    I know that I have aphids in the chard, and I know that I have aphids in the kale.

  3. Robert Nathan Allen:

    Sushi took 30, 40 years to really become a normal thing, but kale took like five years and kale's not even very tasty.

  4. Janet Helm:

    Kohlrabi may be the new kale, a lot of chefs are working with it, so it's well-positioned for trending in 2015. It's kind of ugly, and has these big shoots coming out of it, so most people don't know what to do with them.

  5. Pam Moore:

    Both my husband and I typically add greens to our eggs (spinach, kale, Swiss chard, whatever is around) at breakfast. I always add greens to my smoothies. I often keep sliced veggies (bell peppers, carrots, cucumbers) washed, sliced and ready to eat for snacks.

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