What does kale mean?

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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, wampumnoun

    informal terms for money

  2. kale, kail, cole, borecole, colewort, Brassica oleracea acephalanoun

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

  3. kale, kail, colenoun

    coarse curly-leafed cabbage


  1. kalenoun


  2. kalenoun

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

  3. kalenoun



  1. KALE

    KALE (960 AM, "106.1 The Bridge") is a radio station licensed to Richland, Washington, United States, the station serves the Tri-Cities, Washington area. The station is owned by Stephens Media Group.


  1. kale

    Kale is a leafy green vegetable that belongs to the Brassica family, which includes cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, collard greens, and Brussels sprouts. It is a nutrient-packed vegetable rich in vitamins A, C, and K, high in antioxidants and fiber. There are various types of kale; these include curly kale, red Russian kale, and Lacinato kale. Kale can be cooked or used raw in salads, smoothies, or juices.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kalenoun

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

  2. Kalenoun

    see Kail, 2

  3. Etymology: [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.

    Submitted by MaryC on September 18, 2016  

  2. kale

    A type of vegetable and food product.

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

    Submitted by MaryC on September 18, 2016  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. KALE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Kale is ranked #8518 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Kale surname appeared 3,864 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Kale.

    70.9% or 2,742 total occurrences were White.
    18.4% or 713 total occurrences were Asian.
    5.2% or 202 total occurrences were Black.
    2.3% or 92 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.3% or 90 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.6% or 25 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  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

Examples of kale in a Sentence

  1. Kaitlin Miller:

    The Lemon Kale Caesar Salad is one of the new items we’re adding to the menu in 2021 to offer our guests more variety, it’s a delicious lower calorie salad option for those who enjoy a traditional Caesar Salad and those looking to try something new.

  2. Steve Sprinkel:

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

  3. Ahmed Omaar:

    Ha ka baqin inaad ku guul dareysato imtixaanada, ka cabso inaad mar walba markhaati u noqoto guusha ardayda kale.

  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. The British-born Corden:

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

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    like a pulp or overripe; not having stiffness
    A squashy
    B opaque
    C occasional
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