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borage

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noun bor·age \ˈbȯr-ij, ˈbär-\

Simple Definition of borage

  • : a type of European plant that has blue flowers and hairy leaves

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of borage

  1. :  a coarse hairy blue-flowered European herb (Borago officinalis of the family Boraginaceae, the borage family) used medicinally and in salads

Origin and Etymology of borage

Middle English, from Anglo-French bourage, from Medieval Latin borrago, probably from Arabic dialect *būʽaraq, alteration of Arabic abū ʽaraq, literally, source of sweat; from its use as a diaphoretic


First Known Use: 14th century


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