collard greens

collard greens
col|lard greens [ˌkɔləd ˈgri:nz US ˈka:lərd ˌgri:nz] n [plural] AmE
[Date: 1700-1800; Origin: colewort type of cabbage (14-21 centuries), from cole 'plant of the cabbage family' (11-21 centuries) (from Old English cal, from Latin caulis 'cabbage') + wort 'plant' (11-21 centuries) (from Old English wyrt)]
a vegetable with large green leaves, eaten cooked

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