Kale

Close up of fresh curly kale

Wild Cabbage

Brassica oleracea var. acephala

Kale (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From Middle English cale or cal (northern dialect), variant of col (cole), from Old English cāl, cāul, cāwel, from Latin caulis. Compare English cole, Icelandic kál (cabbage), German Kohl (cabbage). Doublet of caulis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /keɪl/
  • Hyphenation: kale

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