- cabbage (plant of the genus Brassica)
- Kraut (synonymous in southern regions only)
Kohl ? (genitive Kohl)
- An occupational surname for a grower or seller of cabbages.
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 in Duden online