Kale (?), n. [Scot. kale, kail, cale, colewort, Gael. cael; akin to Ir. cal, W. cawl, Armor. kaol. See Cole.]
A variety of cabbage in which the leaves do not form a head, being nearly the original or wild form of the species.
[Written also kail
, and cale
See Kail, 2.
Sea kale Bot., a European cruciferous herb (Crambe maritima), often used as a pot herb; sea cabbage.
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