sea kale

noun
perennial of coastal sands and shingles of northern Europe and Baltic and Black Seas having racemes of small white flowers and large fleshy blue-green leaves often used as potherbs
Syn: ↑sea cole, ↑Crambe maritima
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Crambe, ↑genus Crambe

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noun
: a European perennial herb (Crambe maritima) that has a fleshy branching rootstalk and is sometimes cultivated for its large ovate long-stalked leaves which are used as a potherb — called also sea cole

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a European broad-leaved maritime plant, Crambe maritima, of the mustard family, having fleshy, blue basal leaves, used as a pot plant.
[1690-1700]

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sea kale,
a plant of the mustard family, growing near the sea, with large cabbagelike leaves; crambe. The leaf stems are blanched and eaten as a vegetable in certain countries of Europe.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Sea kale — Kale Kale, n. [Scot. kale, kail, cale, colewort, Gael. cael; akin to Ir. cal, W. cawl, Armor. kaol. See {Cole}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A variety of cabbage in which the leaves do not form a head, being nearly the original or wild form of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sea kale — (Bot.) See under {Kale}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea kale — sea′ kale n. pln a European broad leaved maritime plant, Crambe maritima, of the mustard family • Etymology: 1690–1700 …   From formal English to slang

  • sea kale — n. [from growing near the coast] a fleshy, European, coastal plant (Crambe maritima) of the crucifer family, whose edible young shoots are blanched and used like asparagus …   English World dictionary

  • sea kale — pajūrinė balža statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bastutinių šeimos daržovinis, dekoratyvinis augalas (Crambe maritima), paplitęs Europoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Crambe maritima angl. common colewort; sea kale; sea kale vok …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sea-kale — pajūrinė balža statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bastutinių šeimos daržovinis, dekoratyvinis augalas (Crambe maritima), paplitęs Europoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Crambe maritima angl. common colewort; sea kale; sea kale vok …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sea-kale — n. See sea cabbage …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • sea kale — noun Date: 1699 a succulent Eurasian perennial herb (Crambe maritima) of the mustard family used as a potherb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sea kale — a European broad leaved maritime plant, Crambe maritima, of the mustard family, having fleshy, blue basal leaves, used as a pot plant. [1690 1700] * * * ▪ plant  (Crambe maritima), cabbagelike perennial plant in a genus of about 20 species in the …   Universalium

  • sea kale — n. edible plant related to the cabbage that grows along the seacoasts of Europe and Asia …   English contemporary dictionary


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