borage

noun
bor·age | \ˈbȯr-ij, ˈbär-\

Definition of borage 

: a hardy, annual, prickly, European herb (Borago officinalis of the family Boraginaceae, the borage family) with star-shaped blue flowers that is widely naturalized as a weed and has leaves used as remedies in herbal medicine and also as food especially in salads or cooked as a vegetable

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Plant some Mexican sour gherkin cucumbers or blue borage. Anne Brockhoff, kansascity, "Is your cocktail in season? Bartenders letting gardens dictate what's in your glass," 24 Apr. 2018 Plant some Mexican sour gherkin cucumbers or blue borage. Anne Brockhoff, kansascity, "Is your cocktail in season? Bartenders letting gardens dictate what's in your glass," 24 Apr. 2018 Plant some Mexican sour gherkin cucumbers or blue borage. Anne Brockhoff, kansascity, "Is your cocktail in season? Bartenders letting gardens dictate what's in your glass," 24 Apr. 2018 Plant some Mexican sour gherkin cucumbers or blue borage. Anne Brockhoff, kansascity, "Is your cocktail in season? Bartenders letting gardens dictate what's in your glass," 24 Apr. 2018 Shorter plants may be Lady’s Mantle, borage (with their startling blue flowers), nepeta (cat’s mint, not as enticing as catnip), woolly lamb’s ear or even moss roses. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "Cottage gardens can include edibles as well as ornamentals | Idaho Statesman," 21 Mar. 2018 Seedsheet sells easy-to-grow cocktail garden sheets seeded with Thai basil, cutting celery, pea shoots, purple basil, lemon balm, tulsi (a type of basil), borage and bronze fennel greens; the website includes recipes featuring each. Anne Brockhoff, kansascity, "Is your cocktail in season? Bartenders letting gardens dictate what's in your glass | The Kansas City Star," 23 Apr. 2018 Add ½ cup fresh borage leaves and flowers, steep for 15 minutes and strain. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Sparkling Borage Cocktail," 14 Mar. 2018 The soy proteins supposedly help maintain the elasticity of skin, rosewater and cucumber are included to calm and soothe, while borage seed oil is intended to nourish. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "Fresh’s Classic Soy Cleanser Gets an Update," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of borage

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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borage

noun

English Language Learners Definition of borage

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

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