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[bawr-kohl, bohr-]
  1. kale(def 1).
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Origin of borecole

1705–15; < Dutch boerenkool literally, farmer's cabbage; equivalent to boer (see boor) + -en- connective + kool cole
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Historical Examples of borecole

  • Then I made a little nursery of Borecole and Enfield market cabbage, grubbing in wet earth with leggings and gray coat on.

    Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • In its general character, this vegetable is not unlike some of the varieties of Kale or Borecole.

British Dictionary definitions for borecole


  1. another name for kale 1
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