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  • n. Plural form of collard.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. Young cabbage, used as “greens”; esp. the leaves of a kind cultivated for that purpose, the collard or colewort.

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

  • n. kale that has smooth leaves

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Examples

  • I also used a Trader Joe’s bag of cleaned, cut collards mixed with turnip and mustard greens, as it was cheaper (and more time-saving) at $2.29/pound than plain collards, especially after accounting for the heavy discarded stems.

    Hunger Challenge: Day One

  • It’s sweeter with plain collards, if they’re cheap.) 1/2 teaspoon butter

    Hunger Challenge: Day One

  • If y'all want to call collards 'racist' food ', go right ahead ...

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • It was pressingly necessary to provide a residence for the President, or presiding Professor, and also a Steward's Hall, wherein the hungry students of the period might turn hog and hominy, beef and potatoes and the juicy "collards" into muscle and bones and brains and nerves.

    Reminiscences and Memoirs of North Carolina and Eminent North Carolinians

  • It was pressingly necessary to provide a residence for the President, or presiding Professor, and also a Steward's Hall, wherein the hungry students of the period might turn hog and homony, beef and potatoes and the juicy "collards" into muscle and bones and brains and nerves.

    An Address on the History of the Buildings of the University of North Carolina, by Kemp P. Battle, LL. D, President of the University, Delivered on University Day, 1883, in Gerrard Hall

  • They have habitations more like houses -- log-cabins, commonly, sometimes chinked, oftener not -- without windows of glass, but with a few pieces of substantial old-fashioned heir-loom furniture; a vegetable garden, in which, however, you will find no vegetable but what they call "collards" (colewort) for "greens"; fewer dogs; more swine, and larger clearings for maize, but no better crops than the poorer class.

    A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States; With Remarks on Their Economy

  • In October, winter crops such as collards, broccoli, cabbage, turnips and kale were planted on Davis Street in Monroe.

    The Walton Tribune: News

  • Shoaf, who has been farming for more than 20 years, offers many of the same seasonal crops as Cid Farm but will have additional spring items such as collards and carrots and fall seasonal items such as butternut squash and sweet potatoes, according to his brochure.

    Local News from The Dispatch | Lexington, NC

  • Sulforaphane, which is formed when cruciferous vegetables such as collards are chopped or chewed, not only triggers the liver to produce enzymes that detoxify cancer-causing chemicals, inhibits chemically-induced breast cancers in animal studies, and induces colon cancer cells to commit suicide, but has been shown in laboratory studies to help stop the proliferation of breast cancer cells, even in the later stages of their growth.

    The World's Healthiest Foods

  • Other popular alternative crops are all kinds of peppers - purple, red, orange and hot; cole crops such as collards, kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts; salad greens; and herbs.

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