Definition of cole in English:
- 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.
cauliflower from late 16th century:
Cauliflower is a modified form of the Italian cavoli fiori, literally ‘cabbage flowers’—cavoli comes from Latin caulis ‘cabbage’, the source also of kale (Middle English). The original 16th-century English forms colieflorie and cole-flory had their first element influenced by the cole (Old English) ‘cabbage’, and only later was the spelling changed to match the original Latin root.
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