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Kale   /keɪl/   Listen
Kale

noun
1.
Informal terms for money.  Synonyms: boodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, lettuce, lolly, loot, lucre, moolah, pelf, scratch, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampum.
2.
A hardy cabbage with coarse curly leaves that do not form a head.  Synonyms: borecole, Brassica oleracea acephala, cole, colewort, kail.
3.
Coarse curly-leafed cabbage.  Synonyms: cole, kail.



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"Kale" Quotes from Famous Books



... Vine. The first we found very good when boiled, and the latter not to be dispised, and were at first very serviceable to the Sick; but the best greens we found here was the Tarra, or Coco Tops, called in the West Indies Indian Kale,* (* Colocasia Macrorhiza.) which grows in most Boggy Places; these eat as well as, or better, than Spinnage. The roots, for want of being Transplanted and properly Cultivated, were not good, yet we could have dispensed with them could we have got them in any Tolerable plenty; ...
— Captain Cook's Journal During the First Voyage Round the World • James Cook

... out, and the results have been most successful. The following dairy fodder crops have yielded prolifically:—Oats, rye, maize, sorghum, pearl millet, vetches, field peas, cow peas, lucerne, mustard, Jersey kale, field cabbage, turnips, swedes, mangel wurzel, silver beet, buckwheat, potatoes, linseed, pig melon, paspalum, Italian canary grass. The irrigation plant is capable of dealing with 80 acres of land in the summer months. Some of the land thus treated is the rich dark alluvial ...
— Australia The Dairy Country • Australia Department of External Affairs

... he laughed, "I'm stony broke. 'Tisn't mine, all this stuff you see. I got some kale in advance—not much, but enough to swing me; but of course, the outfit's the company's. But I'll tell you one thing: I'm going to bring some long green home with me, you can bet! And when I do"—Nat had given Maw a prodigious nudge in the ribs—"when I do—I ain't goin' to stay an old bachelor ...
— The Best Short Stories of 1917 - and the Yearbook of the American Short Story • Various

... of about fifty, well and plainly dressed, who did not appear to be in ill-health, yet whose complexion had a blanched look, like forced sea-kale; a man of under, rather than over middle height, not of slight make, but lean as if the flesh had been all worn off his bones; a man with sad, anxious, outlooking, abstracted eyes, with a nose slightly hooked, without a trace of whisker, with hair thin and ...
— The Uninhabited House • Mrs. J. H. Riddell

... I wouldn't go through with the play, sheriff," Eagen continued. "Thought maybe I'd make off with all the kale. So he framed it with Rathburn, an' I caught 'em about to divide ...
— The Coyote - A Western Story • James Roberts

... nor were the remaining 78 all perfectly true. It may be doubted whether many permanent varieties have been formed by intentional or accidental crosses; for such crossed plants are found to be very inconstant. One kind, however, called "Cottager's Kale," has lately been produced by crossing common kale and Brussel-sprouts, recrossed with purple broccoli,[586] and is said to be true, but plants {325} raised by me were not nearly so constant in character as any ...
— The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I. • Charles Darwin

... for grapes a-growing In Ludgate and the Fleet! Cauliflowers blowing Down Regent's Street! Oranges and Lemons Clustered by St. Clemen's, And Sea Kale careering past the kerb on London Wall! And oh, for private Mushroom ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152, May 30, 1917 • Various

... patfou's o' kale, thick wi' barley and pease, Can as weel keep a body frae deeing, As stoupfou's o' whisky, and platefou's o' cheese, I 'll dree to be scrimpit for leeing, for leeing, I 'll dree ...
— The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI. - The Songs of Scotland of the Past Half Century • Various

... Herodotus, i. 131, [Greek: Oi(de nomi/zousi Dii) me, e)pi ta y(pselo/tata ton ou)re/on a)nabai/nontes, thysi/as e(/rdein, to ky/klon pa/nta tou y)rano Di/a kale/ontes]. Perhaps, however, "early Persian" was suggested by a passage in "that ...
— The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2 • George Gordon Byron

... 19th October I made a special expedition, with Captain C.E. Higham, to the southern sector of the area, where the French had held the line ever since their move from Kum Kale to the Peninsula. We walked to beautiful Morto Bay, with its graceful curve from the headland called De Tott's Battery. The ruins on this point, carried by the South Wales Borderers on the 25th April, stood out ...
— With Manchesters in the East • Gerald B. Hurst



Words linked to "Kale" :   colewort, collard, clams, crucifer, cruciferous plant, collard greens, money, chou, collards, genus Brassica, sea kale, Brassica



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