- a European broad-leaved maritime plant, Crambe maritima, of the mustard family, having fleshy, blue basal leaves, used as a pot plant.
Origin of sea kale
First recorded in 1690–1700
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Examples from the Web for sea kale
Colewort or sea-kale; a plant in its wild state peculiar to the sea-coast.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
The flower and stamens and pistil of the Sea-kale, to illustrate the Crucifer.Botany for Ladies
He dug in his garden of the Bû de la Rue a trench for sea-kale.
The sea-kale is a vegetable which has a flavour like asparagus.
Sea-Kale shoots are very highly prized as a delicacy when blanched.The Practical Garden-Book
C. E. Hunn
- a European coastal plant, Crambe maritima, with broad fleshy leaves and white flowers, cultivated for its edible asparagus-like shoots: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)Compare kale 1
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