AskDefine | Define Cole

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1 a hardy cabbage with coarse curly leaves that do not form a head [syn: kale, kail, borecole, colewort, Brassica oleracea acephala]
2 coarse curly-leafed cabbage [syn: kale, kail]

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Proper noun

  1. An English surname, possibly a nickname from col, Old English "charcoal,coal-black".
  2. A male given name derived from the surname.

Extensive Definition

Cole can refer to several subjects:






  • The name may also refer to the Brassicaceae (or Cruciferae), a family of plants including cabbage and mustard.
  • CoLe (Computing Letters) is a scientific magazine which provides rapid publication of new research results in any area of computing
  • USS Cole bombing, a terrorist attack which occurred in 2000
  • Cole Prize, an award given out by the American Mathematical Society
Cole in German: Cole
Cole in French: Cole
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