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borage

noun bor·age \ˈbr-ij, ˈbär-\

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

Full Definition of BORAGE

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

Origin 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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