Middle English Dictionary Entry

cōl n.(1)
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Note: Cp. caul.
Cabbage, kale, colewort, rape, mustard, or some other plant of the genus Brassica; also, any cultivated leafy vegetable, garden greens, pot-herbs.
(a) col-crop, garden greens; ~ garth, vegetable garden; ~ knif, a knife for slicing cabbage; ~ lef, kale or mustard leaf; (b) ~ sed, mustard or rape seed; ~ seller, greengrocer; ~ stok, see quots.; ~ worm, caterpillar, corn weevil; (c) ~ plante, ~ wort = col, sense 1.
Cook. A pottage of garden greens.