Definition of Borecole

1. Noun. A hardy cabbage with coarse curly leaves that do not form a head.

Exact synonyms: Brassica Oleracea Acephala, Cole, Colewort, Kail, Kale
Generic synonyms: Crucifer, Cruciferous Plant
Group relationships: Brassica, Genus Brassica
Specialized synonyms: Collard



Definition of Borecole

1. n. A brassicaceous plant of many varieties, cultivated for its leaves, which are not formed into a compact head like the cabbage, but are loose, and are generally curled or wrinkled; kale.

Definition of Borecole

1. Noun. a form of the kale plant, ''Brassica oleracea acephala'', used as the vegetable spring greens (British) / collard greens (American English) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Borecole

1. kale [n -S] - See also: kale

Medical Definition of Borecole

1. A brassicaceous plant of many varieties, cultivated for its leaves, which are not formed into a compact head like the cabbage, but are loose, and are generally curled or wrinkled; kale. Origin: Cf. D. Boerenkool (lit) husbandman's cabbage. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Borecole

bordmen
bords
bordure
bordures
bore-hole
bore bit
bore down
bore out
bore up
bore witness
boreal
boreal owl
boreally
boreases
borecole (current term)
borecoles
bored
bored out of one's brains
bored out of one's mind
boredly
boredness
boredom
boredoms
boree
boreen
boreens
borees
borehole
boreholes

Literary usage of Borecole

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1. An Economical History of the Hebrides and Highlands of Scotland by John Walker (1808)
"the red German borecole, deserves a preference for field culture, ... The borecole, and likewise cabbage, are of great use in supplying the cattle, ..."

2. The Family Kitchen Gardener: Containing Plain and Accurate Descriptions of by Robert Buist (1861)
"borecole, German Greens, or Scotch Kale, is a very delicate vegetable. It is essential to its perfection that it be fully acted upon by frost before it is ..."

3. The Book of the Garden by Charles McIntosh (1855)
"... managed plantation in the open air will continue in bearing about six weeks. There is only one variety known. § 9.—THE borecole. Natural history. ..."

4. The Principles of Vegetable-gardening by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1901)
"KALE OR borecole As compared with cabbage, kale requires less exacting care, is hardier, and the seed is usually sown where the plants are to mature. ..."

5. Truck-farming at the South: A Guide to the Raising of Vegetables for by A. Oemler (1900)
"... become destructive, Paris green might be applied before the fruit, or berry, is formed. CHAPTER XIX. KALE, borecole, OR SPROUTS (Brassica oleracea—var. ..."

6. A Compendium of Modern Husbandry: Principally Written During a Survey of by James Malcolm (1805)
"For a certainty I know that horses will do uncommonly well upon the sprouts of borecole, especially the green, and I am of opinion that cows, fed upon them ..."

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