Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See kale.
  • n. The leaves of kale, used as a vegetable. Also called collard greens.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A Mediterranean variety of kale, Brassica oleracea var. acephala.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a variety of kale (Brassica oleracea) having smooth leaves; a type of colewort. It is grown in the southern U. S.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A variety of cabbage with the fleshy leaves scattered upon the stem instead of gathered into a head.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. variety of kale having smooth leaves

Etymologies

Variant of colewort.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Page 56 like, and where fresh beef is scarcely ever tasted by the poor people, the collard is a very great blessing: because when boiled in a pot with a piece of fat meat and balls of corn meal dough, having the size and appearance of ordinary white turnips, called dumplings, it makes palatable a diet which would otherwise be all but intolerable.

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  • At lunch we had what we would call collard greens.

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  • Things such as collard greens are basic foods of the South and pumpkin is a basic simple, seasonal food.

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  • Small mammals and rodents such as collard pika (Occhotona rufescens), Royle's pika (Ochotona roylei), stone marten (Martes foina), migratory hamster (Cricetulus migratorius), and three sand rat species are spread widely.

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  • Well, they don't taste much like green cabbage, instead more like a winter green such as collard or kale.

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  • Add about 3 cups of chopped mixed greens such as collard, turnip, kale, chard, mustard, spinach etc.

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  • The provident families were never without vegetables, and notably so did the long stalked member of the cabbage family known as the "collard" abound, which, when well frosted, was both esculent and savory to their appetites, well whetted by a life in the open air and its perfect freedom from care and responsibility - those twin murderers of happiness in human life.

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  • "They're a northern European green," says Harris, and the word "collard" is a corruption of the German "kohlwort," meaning any non-heading cabbage.

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  • He disliked being referred to as 'man, " but what could one expect from an individual who had attempted to coax him into eating something called collard greens?

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  • It's supposed to bring you luck and wealth; the blackeyed peas represent coins and the greens (such as collard or mustard greens) represent paper money.

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  • In the shorthand of railway telegraphers, collard stood for the phrase "What are commissions, costs and charges?"

    January 21, 2013