Borbeck, a town of Rhenish Prussia, on the Ruhr, 4 m. N. W. of Essen; pop. in 1871,16,857. It has a castle, and is the seat of a flourishing iron industry; in the vicinity are several coal mines. The place is rapidly increasing in population.
See France, Wines of.
Bordelais, a district of S. W. France, in the ancient province of Guienne, now forming a part of the department of the Gironde. The inhabitants of Bordeaux and its neighborhood are called the Bordelais; and the same term is applied to the products of the district, of which wine and a breed of cattle resembling those of Holland are the principal.
Bordentown, a township and village of Burlington county, New Jersey, on the Camden and Amboy railroad, 6 m. S. E. of Trenton; pop. of the township in 1871, 6,041. The village lies pleasantly on an elevated plain on the left bank of the Delaware river, and contains several public and private schools. It is the terminus of the Delaware and Raritan canal, is connected by railroad with Trenton, and is a favorite place for excursions by steamboat from Philadelphia. The extensive car shops, locomotive works, and general depot of supplies of the Camden and Amboy railroad are situated here. The mansion built by Joseph Bonaparte is in the neighborhood.
Bordley John Beale, an American agriculturist, born in 1728, died in Philadelphia, Jan. 25, 1804. He was a lawyer who devoted himself to husbandry, and cultivated an estate on Wye island in Chesapeake bay. He published many essays and short treatises on agricultural topics, and established at Philadelphia in 1793 the first agricultural society in the United States.
Boreas, the Greek name of the north wind; in mythology, son of Astraaus and Eos (Aurora), and brother of Hesperus, Zephyrus, and Notus, dwelling in a cave of Mount Haemus in Thrace. He carried off Orithyia, daughter of Erech-theus, by whom he begot Zetes, Calais, and Cleopatra, who are called Boreadae. In the Persian war Boreas destroyed the ships of the invaders, and hence was worshipped at Athens, where a festival, Boreasmi, was instituted in his honor. He was represented with wings, which, as well as his hair and beard, were full of flakes of snow; instead of feet he had the tails of serpents, and with the train of his garment he stirred up clouds of dust.
Borecole, a variety of cabbage, known also as Brussels sprouts, and celebrated for tenderness and delicate flavor. Wild cabbage, or brassica oleracea, to which species borecole belongs, is met with in abundance in many parts of Europe. It is very common in the southern part of Turkey, especially about Mount Athos. It is also found in Great Britain, on the coast of Kent, near Dover, on the Yorkshire coasts, in Cornwall and Wales, and on the Isle of Wight. In other places it forms a broad-leaved glaucous plant, with a somewhat woody stem, having but little likeness to its cultivated progeny.