bor·​age | \ ˈbȯr-ij How to pronounce borage (audio) , 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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Recent Examples on the Web Plant seeds or transplants of dill, parsley, fennel, cilantro, arugula, borage, chamomile and chervil. Dan Gill,, "Vegetables and herbs to plant now, where to plant a pecan tree and more from Dan Gill," 3 Sep. 2020 Herbs: Anise, basil, bay laurel, borage, chives, coriander, dill, lemon balm, lavender, Mexican tarragon, mint, parsley, rosemary, sage, sweet fennel, sweet marjoram and thyme 6. Tom Maccubbin,, "September in the Garden," 29 Aug. 2020 In summer, marjoram, thyme, and borage redolent with earth and pepper explode from craggy hillsides. Leslie Pariseau, Saveur, "Journey to the Place Where Pesto Was Born," 18 Sep. 2017 Next, thin strings of taglialini with borage and marjoram tossed together in a mortar slicked with pesto. Leslie Pariseau, Saveur, "Journey to the Place Where Pesto Was Born," 18 Sep. 2017 People who eat flowers mainly choose from a short list that includes nasturtium, borage, viola and calendula. Pam Peirce,, "Edible flowers for your garden and dinner table," 7 Feb. 2020 That mainly means the chef ’s garden, where herbs, vegetables, and fruit are grown for use in Sierra Mar. Beautiful blue borage, purple pineapple sage, and bright orange Calendula grow next to pink pearl apples, finger limes, and yuzu. Ellen Fort, Sunset Magazine, "The Ultimate Mushroom Trip? A Foraging Weekend in Big Sur," 15 Jan. 2020 The deep blue borage simple syrup here turns a pretty purple color when combined with vinegar., "Recipe: Shaved Squash Salad with Borage Vinaigrette," 19 June 2019 Garnish with dried borage and safflower blossoms and serve., "Recipe: Shaved Squash Salad with Borage Vinaigrette," 19 June 2019

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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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The first known use of borage was in the 14th century

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15 Sep 2020

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“Borage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of borage

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

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