Definition of colewort in English:

colewort

Line breaks: cole|wort
Pronunciation: /ˈkəʊlwəːt
 
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noun

archaic
  • another term for cole.
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    • Amongst herbs I have eaten I find gourds, cucumbers, coleworts, melons, disallowed, but especially cabbage.
    • Other names for kale include the Dutch boerenkool (farmer's cabbage) and ‘collards’ (a corruption of colewort and the usual name in the USA) All derive from the Greek kaulos, meaning stem.
    • It is said that no sort of food causes so much thirst as cabbage, especially that called colewort.

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