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]

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plant
 (Crambe maritima), cabbagelike perennial plant in a genus of about 20 species in the mustard family (Brassicaceae), native to seashores and cliffs of Eurasia. Young or blanched leaves are cooked and eaten. The waxy, blue-green, coarsely toothed leaves are 30–90 cm (1–3 feet) long. Honey-fragrant, clustered sprays of white, four-petaled flowers rise from the basal leaves.

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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 — 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,… …   Useful english dictionary

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


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