The Dutch origin of the name came clear to me one day when I was reading through Mijn Eerste Woorden Boek and found that kool (pronounced "cole") meant cabbage. I was highly and inexplicably amused.
Cole"slaw` (?), n. [D. kool slaa cabbage salad.]
A salad made of sliced cabbage.
© Webster 1913.
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