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sea kale

noun
  1. a European broad-leaved maritime plant, Crambe maritima, of the mustard family, having fleshy, blue basal leaves, used as a pot plant.
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Origin of sea kale

First recorded in 1690–1700
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Historical Examples of sea kale

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

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • The flower and stamens and pistil of the Sea-kale, to illustrate the Crucifer.

  • He dug in his garden of the Bû de la Rue a trench for sea-kale.

  • The sea-kale is a vegetable which has a flavour like asparagus.

  • Sea-Kale shoots are very highly prized as a delicacy when blanched.


British Dictionary definitions for sea kale

sea kale

noun
  1. a European coastal plant, Crambe maritima, with broad fleshy leaves and white flowers, cultivated for its edible asparagus-like shoots: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)Compare kale 1
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