Cole (?), n. [OE. col, caul, AS. cawl, cawel, fr. L. caulis, the stalk or stem of a plant, esp. a cabbage stalk, cabbage, akin to Gr. . Cf. Cauliflower, Kale.] Bot.
A plant of the Brassica or Cabbage genus; esp. that form of B. oleracea called rape and coleseed.
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