K - Kale, kail to kirk
kale, kail n a cabbage with open curled leaves.
kailyard n a cabbage-patch.
kailyard school n a group of sentimental Scottish writers
Kail was for a long time one of extremely few green vegetables that were cultivated in the North East prior to the agricultural revolution in the 18th century. The long cold winters and the short growing season combined with the almost indestructibility of the plant made it a nutritious addition to the otherwise relatively poor diet of the North East.
1 A church la14-
2 The Catholic church before the Reformation 16-e17. afterwards applied to the presbyterian church la17-.