borecole


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Related to borecole: chard, spinach

bore·cole

 (bôr′kōl′)
n.
See kale.

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

borecole

(ˈbɔːkəʊl)
n
(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
References in periodicals archive ?
Fearing Burr in his The Field and Garden Vegetables of America mentions more than a dozen varieties of Borecole. William Tracy's List of American Varieties of Vegetables published in 1903 enumerates 100 types of kale carried by American seed companies.
Kale, or borecole, part of the Brassica family of vegetables, is currently riding high in markets such as the U.S.