Definition of cole in English:

cole

Syllabification: cole
Pronunciation: /kōl
 
/

noun

chiefly archaic
A brassica, especially cabbage, kale, or rape.
More example sentences
  • The only vegetables to avoid are any of the cole crops, such as cabbage, mustard or broccoli.
  • Start and end the gardening season with cold-hardy vegetables that tolerate frost, such as peas, lettuce, cole crops, beets, and chard.
  • In general, you can fertilize transplanted vegetables (tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, head lettuce, and cole crops) and corn about 3 to 4 weeks after planting.

Origin

Old English cāwel, caul, related to Dutch kool and German Kohl, from Latin caulis 'stem, cabbage'; reinforced in Middle English by forms from Old Norse kál. Compare with kale.

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