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chard

[ chahrd ]
/ tʃɑrd /
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noun

a variety of beet, Beta vulgaris cicla, having leaves and leafstalks that are used as a vegetable.

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Also called Swiss chard, leaf beet.

Origin of chard

1650–60; apparently <French chardon thistle; see cardoon
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British Dictionary definitions for chard

chard
/ (tʃɑːd) /

noun

a variety of beet, Beta vulgaris cicla, with large succulent leaves and thick stalks, used as a vegetableAlso called: Swiss chard, leaf beet, seakale beet
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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