any of a genus (Borago
) of plants of the borage family, esp. an annual
) with brilliant
blue flowers and hairy
leaves used as an herb
in salads, drinks, etc.
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Word origin of 'borage'ME < OFr bourage < ML borrago, burrago; said to be < Ar ab57480 ʼarak, “father of sweat,” from diaphoretic use of the plant