[ kol-erd ]
/ ˈkɒl ərd /


a variety of kale, Brassica oleracea acephala, grown in the southern U.S., having a rosette of green leaves.
collards. Also called collard greens. the leaves of this plant, eaten as a vegetable.

Origin of collard

1745–55; variant of colewort, with assimilation of -wort to -ard Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for collard

/ (ˈkɒləd) /


a variety of the cabbage, Brassica oleracea acephala, having a crown of edible leavesSee also kale 1
the leaves of this plant, eaten as a vegetable

Word Origin for collard

C18: variant of colewort
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