from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Swiss chard.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Artichoke leaves and shoots, blanched to eat.
- n. An edible leafy vegetable, Beta vulgaris var. cicla, with a slightly bitter taste
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The tender leaves or leafstalks of the artichoke, white beet, etc., blanched for table use.
- n. A variety of the white beet, which produces large, succulent leaves and leafstalks.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete form of chart or its doublet card.
- n. A leaf of artichoke, Cynara Scolymus, blanched by depriving it of light.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. beet lacking swollen root; grown as a vegetable for its edible leaves and stalks
- n. long succulent whitish stalks with large green leaves
Alteration (possibly influenced by French chardon, thistle) of French carde, from Provençal cardon, cardoon; see cardoon.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French carde, from Latin carduus (Wiktionary)