Kohl m (genitive Kohls or Kohles, plural Kohle)
- cabbage (plant of the genus Brassica)
- Kraut (synonymous in southern regions only)
Unclear. Several possibilities have been suggested, including derivation from Romani and derivation from Hebrew קוֹל (qōl, “voice”). But compare western German Kappes meaning both “cabbage” and “nonsense”, though the second meaning might also be a loan translation of Kohl.
Kohl m (genitive Kohls or Kohles, no plural)
- (possibly dated) nonsense; idle talk