[ chahrd ]
/ tʃɑrd /


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

Origin of chard

1650–60; apparently < French chardon thistle; see cardoon
Also called Swiss chard, leaf beet. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for chard

/ (tʃɑːd) /


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

Word Origin for chard

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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