Definition of lacinato in English:

lacinato

noun

(also laciniato)
US
  • More fully "lacinato kale". A variety of kale having long, narrow, dark green leaves with a puckered surface; = "cavolo nero".

Pronunciation

lacinato

/ˌlasɪˈnɑːtəʊ/ /ˌla(t)ʃɪˈnɑːtəʊ/

Origin

1990s; earliest use found in HortIdeas. From Italian laciniato, probably a specific use of laciniato, perhaps ultimately arising from scientific Latin laciniatus, as an epithet originally applied to forms of kale with laciniate (jagged) leaves.