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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Swiss chard
▪ If you feel like going completely over the top, why not grow some rhubarb chard near your gaudy cabbages?
▪ Inside the pack will be a membership chard, an attractive car sticker.
▪ On another visit, not-so-crisp chicken was paired with unseasoned mashed potatoes and too-lemony chard.
▪ On top put the chard and cover with the rest of the sauce.
▪ Rhubarb chard grown nearby will make the scene even more spectacular.
▪ Serve from baking dish, with a side dish of sauteed spinach or chard.
▪ Sometimes it is salty, sometimes as bland as chard leaves.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Chard \Chard\ (ch[aum]rd), n. [Cf. F. carde esculent thistle.]

  1. The tender leaves or leafstalks of the artichoke, white beet, etc., blanched for table use.

  2. A variety of the white beet, which produces large, succulent leaves and leafstalks.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1650s, from French carde "chard" (14c.), perhaps via Provençal, from Latin carduus "thistle, artichoke" (see harsh).


n. 1 Artichoke leaves and shoots, blanched to eat. 2 (context uncountable English) An edible leafy vegetable, (taxlink Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla subspecies noshow=1), with a slightly bitter taste

  1. n. 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]


Chard (Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris, Cicla-Group and Flavescens-Group) is a leafy green vegetable often used in Mediterranean cooking. In the Flavescens-Group- cultivars, the leaf stalks are large and are often prepared separately from the leaf blade. The leaf blade can be green or reddish in color; the leaf stalks also vary in color, usually white, yellow, or red. Chard has highly nutritious leaves making it a popular addition to healthful diets (like other green leafy vegetables). Chard has been around for centuries, but because of its similarity to other beets and some other vegetables such as cardoon, the common names used by cooks over the centuries can be quite confusing.

Chard (disambiguation)

Chard is a leaf vegetable.

Chard may also refer to:

  • Chardonnay or Chard, a grape varietal or a wine made from the varietal
  • Chard (name)
  • Chard, Somerset, a town in England
  • Chard, Alberta a alternative name for a hamlet of Janvier South, in Canada
  • Chard, Creuse, a commune of Creuse, France
Chard (name)

Chard is a surname. Notable people with the name include:

  • Danny Chard (born 1980), English cricketer
  • Geoffrey Chard (born 1930), Australian opera singer
  • Herbert Chard (1869–1932), English cricketer
  • John Chard (1847–1897), commander of the British garrison at the Battle of Rorke's Drift
  • Phil Chard (born 1960), English footballer
  • William Chard (1812–1877), American pioneer

Usage examples of "chard".

Everything he was told fascinated Wellearn, and above all he was seized by the tales of the New Star which Chard and Shash and Embery recounted.

They had journeyed with her back down out of the Ravenshorn, skirted the mountains south along the barren stretches of Olden Moor, crossed again over Toffer Ridge into the forests of Darklin Reach and the valley of Hearthstone, then followed the winding channel of the Chard Rush west until they had reached the little glen where Allanon had fought his final battle.

Chard murmured, looking smugger than an astronomer of his age and distinction had any right to.

Burly, yet as tall as his compatriots, Burney expanded to full height as Chard lowered.

Assuming they accept our offer, thenif the winters at Ushere do become intolerable, as we may apparently fear according to what Chard has saidtheir people can remove hither and settle around the bay where their briq first made landfall.

At Hearthome I must study the globe that Chard offered to explain to me, because watching the sky.

Teeth and the Charnals, the Mermidon and the Chard Rush, even the sweep of the Streleheim and the dismal emptiness of the Malg.

From it he could emerge to grant interviews, with ranks of swiss chard as a reassuring backdrop.

McAllen was afraid of the Tube, and in the forefront of his reflections must be the inescapable fact that the secret of the McAllen Tube could no longer be kept without Barney Chards co-operation.

And the old man hadnt really been fooled by Barney Chards smooth approach.

Many of us feelI dothat its still preferable to the degree of brain-washing required to produce significant alterations in a personality type of Chards class.

McAllens experiment, it will be our disagreeable duty to act as Chards executioners.

In any event, Chards information was that an important five-year-plan of the association made it necessary to restrict him for that length of time.