Definition of kale in English:

kale

Translate kale into Spanish

Pronunciation /kāl/ /keɪl/

noun

  • 1A hardy cabbage of a variety which produces erect stems with large leaves and no compact head.

    ‘Some vegetables in this category include cabbage, collards, kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, mustard greens, turnips and radishes.’
    See also curly kale
    • ‘These include: sweet peas, French beans, runner beans, endive, kale, red cabbage, and ruby chard.’
    • ‘Besides milk and milk products, excellent sources of calcium include calcium-fortified orange juice, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, kale and bok choy.’
    • ‘I often harvest tomatoes into the second week of December, and sometimes hardy kale and cabbage through the winter.’
    • ‘Dark green leaves such as kale, spinach and cabbage are among the richest sources.’
  • 2North American informal, dated Money.

    cash, hard cash, ready money

Origin

Middle English northern English form of cole.

Pronunciation

kale

/kāl/ /keɪl/