Definition of kale:
- A genus of plants embracing several species and varieties differing much in appearance and qualities: such as the common cabbage ( B. oleracea), broccoli, cauliflowers, etc.; the wild turnip ( B. campestris); the common turnip ( B. rapa); the rape or coleseed ( B. napus), etc.
- A variety of cabbage in which the leaves do not form a head, being nearly the original or wild form of the species.
- See Kail, 2.
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- "The Cauliflower", A. A. Crozier.
- "Flamsted quarries", Mary E. Waller.
And one sure test did never fail, Blindfold to find good stock of kale, To pull the first comes to the hand With heavy roots of earth and sand, For the very weight of mould Does denote weight of lovers gold.- "Poems of James McIntyre", James McIntyre.