From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kale \Kale\, n. [Scot. kale, kail, cale, colewort, Gael. cael;
   akin to Ir. cal, W. cawl, Armor. kaol. See Cole.]
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   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.]
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   2. See Kail, 2.
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   Sea kale (Bot.), a European cruciferous herb ({Crambe
      maritima}), often used as a pot herb; sea cabbage.
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