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An annual bristly herb (Borago officinalis) native to the Mediterranean region, having blue or purplish star-shaped flowers, edible leaves and stems, and seeds containing oil used as a dietary supplement.
1. (Botany) 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. (Plants) any of several related plants
[C13: from Old French bourage, perhaps from Arabic abū `āraq literally: father of sweat, from its use as a diaphoretic]
bor•age(ˈbɔr ɪdʒ, ˈbɒr-, ˈbɜr-)
a plant, Borago officinalis, native to S Europe, having hairy leaves and stems.
[1250–1300; Middle English burage]
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|Noun||1.||borage - hairy blue-flowered European annual herb long used in herbal medicine and eaten raw as salad greens or cooked like spinach|
borage - an herb whose leaves are used to flavor sauces and punches; young leaves can be eaten in salads or cooked
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
|2.||borage - an herb whose leaves are used to flavor sauces and punches; young leaves can be eaten in salads or cooked|
herb - aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities