kale

or kail

[ keyl ]
/ keɪl /

noun

Also called borecole. a cabbagelike cultivated plant, Brassica oleracea acephala, of the mustard family, having curled or wrinkled leaves: used as a vegetable.
Scot. cabbage.
Slang. money.

Origin of kale

1250–1300; Middle English cale, northern variant of cole
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British Dictionary definitions for kail (1 of 3)

kail

/ (keɪl) /

noun

a variant spelling of kale 1

British Dictionary definitions for kail (2 of 3)

kale

1

kail

/ (keɪl) /

noun

a cultivated variety of cabbage, Brassica oleracea acephala, with crinkled leaves: used as a potherbSee also collard
Scot a cabbage
US slang money
Compare (for senses 1, 2): sea kale

Word Origin for kale

Old English cāl; see cole

British Dictionary definitions for kail (3 of 3)

kale

2
/ (keɪl) /

noun

Northern English dialect a queue
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