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borage (ˈbɒrɪdʒ ; ˈbʌrɪdʒ



  1. a European boraginaceous plant, Borago officinalis, with star-shaped blue flowers. The young leaves have a cucumber-like flavour and are sometimes used in salads or as seasoning
  2. any of several related plants

Word Origin

C13: from Old French bourage, perhaps from Arabic abū `āraq literally: father of sweat, from its use as a diaphoretic


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