borage

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noun bor·age \ˈbȯr-ij, ˈbär-\

Definition of borage

  1. :  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

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


BORAGE Defined for English Language Learners

borage

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noun bor·age \ˈbȯr-ij, ˈbär-\

Definition of borage for English Language Learners

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



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