Kale

Kale
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Curly kale, one of the many varieties of kale
SpeciesBrassica oleracea
Cultivar groupAcephala Group
OriginUnknown, but before the Middle Ages
Cultivar group membersMany; see text.

Kale (l/) or leaf cabbage are certain cultivars of cabbage (Brassica oleracea) grown for their edible leaves. A kale plant has green or purple leaves and the central leaves do not form a head (as with headed cabbages). Kales are considered to be closer to wild cabbage than most domesticated forms of Brassica oleracea.[1]

Etymology

Kale originates from Northern Middle English cale (compare Scots kail) for various cabbages. The ultimate origin is Latin caulis 'cabbage'.[2]

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Boerkool
العربية: كرنب أجعد
català: Col verda
dansk: Grønkål
Deutsch: Grünkohl
eesti: Lehtkapsas
Esperanto: Krispa brasiko
فارسی: کلم کالی
français: Chou frisé
Gaeilge: Cál
한국어: 케일 (채소)
hornjoserbsce: Zeleny kał
íslenska: Grænkál
italiano: Cavolo nero
עברית: כרוב על
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಕೇಲ್
қазақша: Кале
Kiswahili: Sukumawiki
Limburgs: Boerekuuel
magyar: Fodros kel
Bahasa Melayu: Kubis kerinting
Nedersaksies: Mous
日本語: ケール
Nordfriisk: Greenkual
norsk: Grønnkål
Picard: Chou-crolèi
Plattdüütsch: Gröönkohl
polski: Jarmuż
português: Couve-de-folhas
Ripoarisch: Kühl
Scots: Kail
Simple English: Kale
کوردی: کەیڵ
suomi: Lehtikaali
svenska: Grönkål
Türkçe: Karalahana
українська: Браунколь
Tiếng Việt: Cải xoăn
中文: 羽衣甘藍