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borage (ˈbɒrɪdʒ Pronunciation for borage ; ˈbʌrɪdʒ Pronunciation for borage



  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

Example Sentences Including 'borage'

A good substitute is borage as it has a similar mild cucumber flavour.
Courier, Sunday Mail (2005)
A sprig each of mint and borage is optional, but they do add herby, bosky overtones.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
But borage could just as well find a place in the medicinal bed because the ancient Greeks steeped it in wine to dispel melancholy.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
Other sources include mother's milk, borage , blackcurrants, and evening primrose oil.
Erdmann, Robert & Jones, Meirion Fats, Nutrition and Health


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