[syn: chard, Swiss chard, spinach beet, leaf beet]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: beet lacking swollen root; grown as a vegetable for its
edible leaves and stalks [syn: chard, Swiss chard,
spinach beet, leaf beet, chard plant, Beta vulgaris
2: long succulent whitish stalks with large green leaves [syn:
chard, Swiss chard, spinach beet, leaf beet]