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Related to borecole: chard, spinach


See kale.

[Dutch boerenkool : boer, farmer, peasant; see boor + kool, cabbage (from Middle Dutch cōle, from Latin caulis, stalk).]


(Plants) another name for kale1
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.borecole - a hardy cabbage with coarse curly leaves that do not form a headborecole - a hardy cabbage with coarse curly leaves that do not form a head
crucifer, cruciferous plant - any of various plants of the family Cruciferae
Brassica, genus Brassica - mustards: cabbages; cauliflowers; turnips; etc.
collard - variety of kale having smooth leaves
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Kale, or borecole, part of the Brassica family of vegetables, is currently riding high in markets such as the U.
And alongside the more standard fare the kids bedded in rarer foods such as red Russian kale and green curled borecole.
You may find it called Borecole in some seed catalogues but whichever name is used, you can have green or purple leaves across a number of good F1 hybrids and, providing you harvest the younger foliage that is emerging from now onwards and that you steam it for the same length of time as you would steam cabbage, you have one the tastiest and most nutritional vegetables of all.