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[kohl-wurt, -wawrt]
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  1. cole.
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Origin of colewort

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at cole, wort2
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Related Words for colewort

sauerkraut, kale, savoy, coleslaw, broccoli, colewort, cabbage, cole, collard

Examples from the Web for colewort

Historical Examples of colewort

  • Colewort or sea-kale; a plant in its wild state peculiar to the sea-coast.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • Colewort, it is said, kills the larv, while it at the same time manures the soil.

    The Insect World

    Louis Figuier

  • They appear to have been great consumers of honey; and amongst their vegetables, beans and colewort are frequently mentioned.

  • The Colewort, strictly speaking, is a plant distinct from the other varieties of Cabbage.

  • The tender blades or sprouts nipt from colewort or any other vegetable, S.

British Dictionary definitions for colewort


  1. another name for cole
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