collard

collard
/kol"euhrd/, n.
1. a variety of kale, Brassica oleracea acephala, grown in the southern U.S., having a rosette of green leaves.
2. collards. Also called collard greens. the leaves of this plant, eaten as a vegetable.
[1745-55; var. of COLEWORT, with assimilation of -wort to -ARD]

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Headless form of cabbage (Brassica oleracea, Acephala group), in the mustard family.

It bears the same botanical name as kale, differing only in that collard leaves are much broader, are not frilled, and resemble the rosette leaves of head cabbage. The main stem has a rosette of leaves at the top. Lower leaves commonly are harvested progressively; sometimes the entire young rosette is harvested. The leaves are highly nutritious, rich in minerals and in vitamins A and C.

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plant
original name  Colewort 

      (Brassica oleracea, Acephala group), headless form of cabbage (q.v.) of the mustard family (Brassicaceae). It bears the same botanical name as kale, from which it differs only in leaf characters; collard leaves are much broader, are not frilled, and resemble the rosette leaves of head cabbage. The main stem reaches a height of 60–120 cm (24–48 inches) with a rosette of leaves at the top. Lower leaves commonly are harvested progressively; the entire young rosette is sometimes harvested. The plant is a source of nutritionally important minerals and of vitamins A and C. It is commonly raised as a source of winter greens in the southern United States, where it is customarily boiled with a seasoning of pork fat.

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