ETYM Scot. kale, kail, cale, colewort, Gael. cael; akin to Irish cal, w. cawl, Armor. kaol. Related to Cole.
1. A hardy cabbage with coarse curly leaves that do not form a head; SYN. kail, cole, borecole, colewort, Brassica oleracea acephala.
2. Coarse curly-leafed cabbage; SYN. kail, cole.
Type of cabbage.