Definition of Sea kale

1. 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.

Exact synonyms: Crambe Maritima, Sea Cole
Group relationships: Crambe, Genus Crambe
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant

Definition of Sea kale

1. Noun. ''Crambe maritima'', a halophytic perennial plant that grows wild along the coasts of Europe. ¹

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Medical Definition of Sea kale

1. See Kale. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sea Kale

sea hen
sea hog
sea hogs
sea holly
sea holm
sea holms
sea horse
sea horses
sea hulver
sea ice
sea island cotton
sea ivories
sea ivory
sea jellies
sea jelly
sea kale (current term)
sea king
sea kings
sea kittens
sea laces
sea ladder
sea lamprey
sea lampreys
sea lane
sea lanes
sea language
sea lark
sea larks
sea lavender
sea lawyer

Literary usage of Sea kale

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"Other species are found in the Mediterranean, and more abundantly in the East Indies. sea kale, a cruciferous plant, crambe marítima (Gr. ..."

2. English Botany, Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with Their Essential James Sowerby, James Edward Smith by James Sowerby, James Edward Smith (1799)
"... of Norfolk the sea kale may be found in abundance, and it cannot be overlooked wherever it grows. ..."

3. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1902)
"Sea-kale is propagated by root cuttings, and also by seeds. ... The seeds are really traits or pods, and each fruit may produce SEA-KALE ..."

4. The Family Kitchen Gardener: Containing Plain and Accurate Descriptions of by Robert Buist (1861)
"It is closely related to the Cabbage, and professional men have observed that all the good qualities of that family are centred in the Sea-Kale. ..."

5. The Principles of Vegetable-gardening by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1901)
"SEA-KALE Sea-kale is a low, fleshy-stemmed perennial, the young leaves and shoots of which are blanched and eaten. In the kitchen, it is prepared after the ..."

6. The New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History, Politics, and by Andrew Kippis, William Godwin, George Robinson (1808)
"ON THE CULTIVATION OF THE sea kale. (From a Communication of Mr. J. ... from whose pamphlet upon die Crambe Marítima, or sea kale, I first learnt how to ..."

7. The Book of the Garden by Charles McIntosh (1855)
"For manner of doing so, tide end of this chapter. § 8.—THE SEA-KALE. ... Strange as it may appear, sea-kale plants were sent from this country by Lobel and ..."

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