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chard

[chahrd] /tʃɑrd/
noun
1.
a variety of beet, Beta vulgaris cicla, having leaves and leafstalks that are used as a vegetable.
Also called Swiss chard, leaf beet.
Origin of chard
1650-1660
1650-60; apparently < French chardon thistle; see cardoon
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  • chard and his jackal were seated in the latter's cabin on deck.

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  • Up on the bridge Hendry and chard were talking and looking out ahead.

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  • Then chard, who had been watching him keenly, rose from his seat.

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  • chard took out the rum and filled a half-pint pannikin to the brim.

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British Dictionary definitions for chard

chard

/tʃɑːd/
noun
1.
a variety of beet, Beta vulgaris cicla, with large succulent leaves and thick stalks, used as a vegetable Also called Swiss chard, leaf beet, seakale beet
Word Origin
C17: probably from French carde edible leafstalk of the artichoke, but associated also with French chardon thistle, both ultimately from Latin carduus thistle; see cardoon
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Word Origin and History for chard
n.

1650s, from French carde "chard" (14c.), perhaps via Provençal, from Latin carduus "thistle, artichoke" (see harsh).

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