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cole

[ kohl ]
/ koʊl /
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noun

any of various plants of the genus Brassica, of the mustard family, especially kale and rapeseed.

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Also called colewort.

Origin of cole

First recorded before 1000; Middle English col(e), Old English cāl, cāw(e)l; akin to German Kohl “cabbage”; from Latin caulis “stalk, cabbage”; cognate with Greek kaulós “stalk”; see kohlrabi

Definition for cole (2 of 2)

Cole
[ kohl ]
/ koʊl /

noun

Nat “King” Nathaniel Adams Coles, 1919?–65, U.S. singer and jazz pianist.
Thomas, 1801–48, U.S. painter, born in England: a founder of the Hudson River School of landscape painting.
Timothy, 1852–1931, U.S. wood engraver, born in England.
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for cole (1 of 2)

cole
/ (kəʊl) /

noun

any of various plants of the genus Brassica, such as the cabbage and rapeAlso called: colewort

Word Origin for cole

Old English cāl, from Latin caulis plant stalk, cabbage

British Dictionary definitions for cole (2 of 2)

Cole
/ (kəʊl) /

noun

Nat `King', real name Nathaniel Adams Cole. 1917–65, US popular singer and jazz pianist
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