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Collards   Listen
noun
collards  n. pl.  
1.
Young cabbage, used as "greens"; esp. the leaves of a kind of kale (Brassica oleracea acephala) cultivated for that purpose, the collard or colewort. (Colloq. Southern U. S.)
Synonyms: collard greens.
2.
A kind of kale (Brassica oleracea acephala) cultivated in the southern United States as a vegetable.






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"Collards" Quotes from Famous Books



... peas and greens and collards and middlin's. Niggers had better let that ham alone! We have meal coffee. They parch meal in the oven and bile it and drink the liquor. Sometime we gits some of the Lincoln coffee what was lef' from the ...
— Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves - Texas Narratives, Part 1 • Works Projects Administration

... side of de house was a large gyarden whar us raised evvything in de way of good veg'tables; dere was beans, corn, peas, turnips, collards, 'taters, and onions. Why dey had a big patch of nothin' but onions. Us did love onions. Dere was allus plenty of good meat in Marster's big old smokehouse dat stood close by de well. Marster, he believed in raisin' heaps of meat. He had cows, hogs, goats, and sheep, not ...
— Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves - Georgia Narratives, Part 3 • Works Projects Administration



Words linked to "Collards" :   kail, collard greens, kale, cole



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