1. <botany> A variety of cabbage in which the leaves do not form a head, being nearly the original or wild form of the species.

Alternative forms: kail, and cale.

2. See Kail.

<botany> Sea kale, a European cruciferous herb (Crambe maritima), often used as a pot herb; sea cabbage.

Origin: Scot. Kale, kail, cale, colewort, Gael. Cael; akin to Ir. Cal, W. Cawl, Armor. Kaol. See Cole.

(01 Mar 1998)

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