• WordNet 3.6
    • n chard long succulent whitish stalks with large green leaves
    • n chard beet lacking swollen root; grown as a vegetable for its edible leaves and stalks
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chard A variety of the white beet, which produces large, succulent leaves and leafstalks.
    • Chard The tender leaves or leafstalks of the artichoke, white beet, etc., blanched for table use.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chard An obsolete form of chart or its doublet card.
    • n chard A leaf of artichoke, Cynara Scolymus, blanched by depriving it of light.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. carde, esculent thistle


In literature:

From Yeovil we came to Crookorn, thence to Chard, and from thence into the same road I was in before at Honiton.
"From London to Land's End and Two Letters from the "Journey through England by a Gentleman"" by Daniel Defoe
One way, I know, leads along this valley, past Chard there, where the houses are.
"Martin Hyde, The Duke's Messenger" by John Masefield
When he reached Chard his escort consisted of five thousand horsemen.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Chard is surrounded by a number of small and secluded villages.
"Wanderings in Wessex" by Edric Holmes
After landing at Lyme, he entered the county at Chard, and passing through Ilminster, was proclaimed king at Taunton and Bridgwater.
"Somerset" by G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
Lewis, a well-known politician, is one of the largest owners on the Chard tract.
"Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands" by Charles Nordhoff
Beet tops, Swiss chard and celery are prepared like spinach.
"Every Step in Canning" by Grace Viall Gray
Chard is in a peck of troubles.
"Memoirs of the Court of George IV. 1820-1830 (Vol 1)" by Duke of Buckingham and Chandos
But I'm not going to let him and Chard drive me out of the ship.
"Tessa" by Louis Becke
Dandelion greens, spinach, Swiss chard, may all be used in the same way.
"The Khaki Kook Book" by Mary Kennedy Core

In news:

Swiss chard is in season.
You can stop at any of the roadside vegetable stands and find the freshest chards.
Chard is one of the healthiest vegetables and is quite popular in the Mediterranean diet.
Filet of Beef With Swiss Chard .
Swiss Chard , Shallots and Fresh Thyme.
Transfer the penne to a warm bowl, add the Swiss-chard mixture and toss to combine the ingredients.
Taking the Mystery Out of Swiss Chard .
CHARD or Swiss chard , is a vegetable with which many people are barely acquainted.
Friends were over for dinner the other night, and after a wonderful meal featuring our own eggs, Swiss chard, potatoes, onions and tomatoes, it was time for the obligatory garden tour.
You're staring at chard but crave a cookie.
A Puzzle More Delicious Than A Chard Shard.
But from the very first day, Swiss chard could be purchased from several farmers.
A Hearty Pie of Pancetta and Swiss Chard from Deb Pererlman's "The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook.".
Washington chard is coming on strong.
Rhubarb leaves do contain high levels of oxalic acid (also present in smaller quantities in spinach and Swiss chard).

In science:

Chard, Density gradient centrifugation (North-Holland Pub.
Novel self-assembled morphologies from isotropic interactions