coleslaw

[ kohl-slaw ]
/ ˈkoʊlˌslɔ /

noun

a salad of finely sliced or chopped raw cabbage, usually moistened with a mayonnaise dressing.

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Origin of coleslaw

1785–95; <Dutch koolsla, equivalent to kool cabbage, cole + sla, contraction of saladesalad
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British Dictionary definitions for coleslaw

coleslaw
/ (ˈkəʊlˌslɔː) /

noun

a salad of shredded cabbage, mayonnaise, carrots, onions, etc

Word Origin for coleslaw

C19: from Dutch koolsla, from koolsalade, literally: cabbage salad
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