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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
kale
noun
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▪ Big roots, usually, or kale, or sometimes corn.
▪ Carrots, spinach, kale, broccoli and sweet potatoes are among foods rich in beta carotene.
▪ For the smallholder kale is a rather laborious crop to feed.
▪ Healthy, it seems to me, is something that improves your health when you eat it, like broccoli or kale.
▪ I have occasionally grown a field of kale and swedes in alternating six-row bouts for strip grazing.
▪ The only other forage crops grown were kale and turnips but these were not widespread.
▪ This fresh fodder is used as well as root crops of turnips and swedes and the cabbage-like crops of kale and rape.
▪ When lightly set all over, spoon the rice into a serving dish and garnish with the pepper, cabbage and kale.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Kale

Kale \Kale\, n. [Scot. kale, kail, cale, colewort, Gael. cael; akin to Ir. cal, W. cawl, Armor. kaol. See Cole.]

  1. (Bot.) A variety of cabbage in which the leaves do not form a head, being nearly the original or wild form of the species. [Written also kail, and cale.]

  2. See Kail, 2.

    Sea kale (Bot.), a European cruciferous herb ( Crambe maritima), often used as a pot herb; sea cabbage.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
kale

also kail, c.1300, alternative form of cawul (c.1200), surviving in this spelling after Middle English as a Scottish variant of cole "cabbage" (see cole-slaw). Slang meaning "money" is from 1902.

Wiktionary
kale

n. 1 An edible plant, similar to cabbage, with curled leaves that do not form a dense head (''Brassica oleracea var. acephala'') 2 (context slang English) money

WordNet
kale
  1. n. informal terms for money [syn: boodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, lettuce, lolly, lucre, loot, moolah, pelf, scratch, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampum]

  2. a hardy cabbage with coarse curly leaves that do not form a head [syn: kail, cole, borecole, colewort, Brassica oleracea acephala]

  3. coarse curly-leafed cabbage [syn: kail, cole]

Wikipedia
Kale (disambiguation)

Kale is a kind of cabbage in which the central leaves do not form a head

Kale may also refer to:

Kale (moon)

Kale ( ; Greek: Καλή), also known as , is a retrograde irregular satellite of Jupiter. It was discovered in 2001 by astronomers Scott S. Sheppard, D. Jewitt, and J. Kleyna, and was originally designated as .

Kale is about 2 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Jupiter at an average distance of 22,409 Mm in 685.324 days, at an inclination of 165° to the ecliptic (166° to Jupiter's equator), in a retrograde direction and with an eccentricity of 0.2011.

It was named in August 2003 after one of the Charites (Greek Χάριτες, Latin Gratiae, "Graces"), daughters of Zeus (Jupiter). Kale is the spouse of Hephaestus according to some authors (although most have Aphrodite play that role).

It belongs to the Carme group, made up of irregular retrograde moons orbiting Jupiter at a distance ranging between 23 and 24 Gm and at an inclination of about 165°.

Kale (name)

Kale, sometimes spelt as Kayle or abbreviated from Kalen, is a Gaelic unisex given name, although it is more commonly given to males. It is derived from the Gaelic, Hebrew, and Germanic languages, and it is used largely in the English and Hawaiian languages.

Kale (pronounced Kah-lay) is also a very common last name in Maharashtra, a state in India. Originally, it was exclusive to families of the Maratha and Brahmin caste.

Kale (village)

' Kale' is a village in India. It is situated in Mawal taluka of Pune District in the state of Maharashtra.

KALE

KALE (960 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a adult contemporary format. Licensed to Richland, Washington, United States, the station serves the Tri-Cities, Washington area. The station is owned by James Ingstad of Fargo, North Dakota and features programing from Jones Radio Network.

KALE began broadcasting in 1950 on AM 900 kHz and was owned by Yakima Broadcasting Corp. KALE had a Top-40 radio format until the early 1980s when it switched to a more Adult Contemporary format. The station's first Program Director was Dave Dorris. He was also their first Chief Engineer. Notable disc jockeys who worked at KALE include Gary Crow, Bill Templeton, Chris Michaels, Chuck Bryson, Dave Bauer, Chris Bartells, Ric Hubbard (also PD), Bruce Butterfield, Gary Danielson, Tom Lacko, Dan Brown, Jim O'Brien, Tom Mann (PD early 70s), Steve Lander, Ziggy Friedman, Dean LeMaster, Barry Michaels, Bob Taylor, Dave Conrad, Jonathan Walker, Sam Cassell, Dave Victor, Tim Edwards, Damon Lord, Mark West, Steve Thomas, Hank Simon, Larry Herpel and Les Leigh. Mike Purdy (also PD), News reporters include Mike Conklin, Patricia Robbins, Kirk Williamson and Peter Nugent. Dave Dorris, Bill Glenn and Chuck Bryson were among the engineers employed at the station over the years.

KALE reached its zenith as an AM station during the early to mid-1970s under the direction of manager Rod Loudon, according to Conklin who was the station's news director from 1973 until 1977. The station was consistently at or near the top of the age 18-to-49 ratings block (as well as among teens) and frequently led the market in sales billings. The news department won numerous regional and statewide Society of Professional Journalists awards. KALE's ratings dominance waned as listeners began migrating from AM to FM during the latter 1970s and early 1980s, Conklin said.

In the 1970s the station was owned by Sterling Recreation Organization and later was owned by Revitalization Partners, before New Northwest Broadcasters purchased the station. In December 2010, Townsquare Media announced it was acquiring 12 stations owned by New Northwest Broadcasters. Since they were already owners of 11 stations in the Yakima and Tri-city areas they planned to spin off 11 stations once the sale closed. Townsquare was planning to move some formats to new frequencies and some call signs were expected to change as well but in July, 2011, the FCC stopped Townsquare Media's plan to buy 12 Tri-City and Yakima radio outlets from New Northwest Broadcasters. According to the July 30, 2011, Tri-City Herald, "An eight-page letter from the FCC to Townsquare released on the agency's website Friday said that proposed use of a divestiture trust was a substantial departure from the kinds of uses previously approved by the commission and dismissed five sets of applications that would have reassigned the radio station licenses."

On November 6, 2011, the Tri-city Herald reported that a Fargo, N.D., radio owner was paying more than $6 million to purchase 12 stations in the Tri-Cities and Yakima currently owned by New Northwest Broadcasters. Ingstad Radio Washington agreed to purchase — at a discount — more than $16 million in debt owed by Seattle-based New Northwest Broadcasters from a creditor, CIT Group. The Tri-Cities stations included in the sale are: KUJ-FM, a Top-40 hits station; KIOK-FM, a country station; KEGX-FM, a classic rock station; KTCR-AM, talk radio; KKSR-FM, a variety hits station; and KALE-AM, a FOX Sports affiliate. The Yakima stations are: KXDD-FM, a country station; KRSE-FM, a variety hits station; KJOX-AM, an ESPN affiliate; KARY-FM, an oldies station; KBBO-AM, a news radio station and KHHK-FM, a contemporary hit music station. The discounted price for Ingstad is about $6.7 million for all 12 stations.

According to the Tri-city Herald on May 16, 2012, KALE switched to a “Country Legends” classic country format and is now known as "960 Country Legends" and the sports format it had has moved to sister station AM 1340.

KALE's broadcast studios were initially at the transmitter site at Road 68 in Pasco, WA. The studios then moved to 218 W. Kennewick Ave., Kennewick, WA. In 1978 the studios moved again to 310 W. Kennewick Ave. when KALE's FM station, KIOK, FM 94.9, was licensed and began broadcasting. The site at 310 W. Kennewick Ave. was the former site of the historic Benton Theatre which, at the time of the move, was also owned by Sterling Recreation Organization. After broadcasting from North Columbia Center Blvd. in Kennewick for several years, KALE moved to its current home at 4304 S. 24th Ave in Kennewick, WA in 2012.

On February 24, 2016 KALE changed their format to adult contemporary, branded as "106.1 More FM" (also simulcast on FM translator K291BS 106.1 FM Richland, Washington).

Kale (Welsh Romanies)

The Kale (also Kalá, Valshanange) are a group of Romani people in Wales. Many claim to be descendants of Abram Wood, who was the first Romani to reside permanently and exclusively in Wales in the early 18th century, though Romanies have appeared in Wales since the 15th century. Generally speaking, the Kale have employed a tribal structure in which a group of several family units would be under the authority of a male chieftain. However some Kale families are matriarchal with a senior woman being chosen by consensus among the other women of the family to take the leadership role.

Kale (mythology)

Kale (, "Beauty") or Cale; Kalleis (, Calleis), in ancient Greek religion, was one of the Charites (Graces). daughters of Zeus ( Jupiter). Cale is the spouse of Hephaestus according to some authors (although most have Aphrodite play that role). Cale was also known as Charis and Aglaea.

The name Cale in this passage has led some Robert Graves thinks that Homer also mentions two Charites, Pasithea and Cale, which seems to be a forced separation of three words: Pasi thea cale, meaning ‘the goddess who is beautiful to all men’.

Sostratus (Eustath. ad Hom. p. 1665) relates that Aphrodite and the three Charites, Pasithea, Cale and Euphrosyne, disputed about their beauty with one another, and when Teiresias awarded the prize to Cale he was changed by Aphrodite into an old woman, but Cale rewarded him with a beautiful head of hair and took him to Crete.

Usage examples of "kale".

Mit dem letzten Rest seiner Kraft versuchte er, von diesen kalten roten Augen wegzusehen.

The first day she cleared it out, swept the narrow pot chimney and got the fire to burn, brought in some dry sacks and clean straw from the byre, raked among the burnt embers of the cottage until she found the frying pan, the kale pot and a few other cooking utensils.

Thither the extremely large wains bring foison of the fields, flaskets of cauliflowers, floats of spinach, pineapple chunks, Rangoon beans, strikes of tomatoes, drums of figs, drills of Swedes, spherical potatoes and tallies of iridescent kale, York and Savoy, and trays of onions, pearls of the earth, and punnets of mushrooms and custard marrows and fat vetches and bere and rape and red green yellow brown russet sweet big bitter ripe pomellated apples and chips of strawberries and sieves of gooseberries, pulpy and pelurious, and strawberries fit for princes and raspberries from their canes.

The tiny siblings greeted his arrival with weak squeals of joy, for instead of squashy kale pie, Jacko brought spicy chicken galantine, savory and strong.

Zijn kale schedel paste goed bij zijn grote gestalte en ondanks zijn leeftijd was hij recht van lijf en leden en maakte hij een bijzonder sterke indruk.

A half-cup of cooked kale, collard greens, or spinach delivers at least 13 milligrams of the carotenoid called lutein, which is shown to help prevent narrowing or hardening of the arteries.

I fetched something like kale ravioli or turnip jam, and some eggs and cheese when I brought them a maccherone, and even good meat when I could sneak a bit of mortadella or pork jelly.

Hij kreeg een groeiend gezelschap van kleine kinderen achter zich aan die hem brutaal uitlachten en spottend wezen naar die magere man met zijn grote neus en zijn bijna kale kop, zijn wapperende soutane en zijn driftig zwaaiende armen.

Before freedom she had known only slave food, plenty of fatback and ash cakes and the occasional mouthful of rape or kale.

Cows that forage on marrow-stem kale in parts of Tasmania transmit goitrogens through their milk, which accounts for endemic goiter in the population.

Then the outlaw told Kalten that Scarpa had two Elene women with Him when he returned.

Supper nonetheless consisted of an adequate platter of sand-creepers poached in sea-water, with a garnish of soursops and fried kale.

De Lesseps volunteered to assist in the work of rehanging the pictures, and Kale gladly turned the matter over to him.

Lee, who was spading the dark composted earth of his vegetable garden and planting his spring vegetables, carrots and beets, turnips, peas, and string beans, rutabaga and kale.

They crossed the jdth of the island and looked down a far more precipitous Id dunes, anchored with beach grass, sea holly, and sea kale.