ETYM Cf. French carde esculent thistle.
1. Beet lacking swollen root; grown as a vegetable for its edible leaves and stalks; SYN. Swiss chard, spinach beet, leaf beet, chard plant, Beta vulgaris cicla.
2. Long succulent whitish stalks with large green leaves; SYN. Swiss chard, spinach beet, leaf beet.