Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Swiss chard.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A leaf of artichoke, Cynara Scolymus, blanched by depriving it of light.
  • noun An obsolete form of chart or its doublet card.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The tender leaves or leafstalks of the artichoke, white beet, etc., blanched for table use.
  • noun A variety of the white beet, which produces large, succulent leaves and leafstalks.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Artichoke leaves and shoots, blanched to eat.
  • noun uncountable An edible leafy vegetable, Beta vulgaris var. cicla, with a slightly bitter taste

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

  • noun beet lacking swollen root; grown as a vegetable for its edible leaves and stalks
  • noun long succulent whitish stalks with large green leaves

Etymologies

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

[Alteration (possibly influenced by French chardon, thistle) of French carde, from Provençal cardon, cardoon; see cardoon.]

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From French carde, from Latin carduus

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