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bor·age

 (bôr′ĭj, bŏr′-)
n.
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.

[Middle English, from Old French bourage, from Medieval Latin borāgō, probably from Arabic bū'araq, from 'abū 'araq, source of sweat (from its use as a sudorific) : 'ab, father, source; see ʔb in Semitic roots + 'araq, sweat; see ʕrq in Semitic roots.]

borage

(ˈbɒrɪdʒ; ˈbʌrɪdʒ)
n
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-)

n.
a plant, Borago officinalis, native to S Europe, having hairy leaves and stems.
[1250–1300; Middle English burage]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.borage - hairy blue-flowered European annual herb long used in herbal medicine and eaten raw as salad greens or cooked like spinachborage - 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
Borago, genus Borago - perennial herbs of the Mediterranean region
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
borage, Borago officinalis, tailwort - hairy blue-flowered European annual herb long used in herbal medicine and eaten raw as salad greens or cooked like spinach
Translations
Boretsch
boraja
kurkkuyrtti

borage

[ˈbɒrɪdʒ] Nborraja f

borage

nBorretsch m

borage

[ˈbɒrɪdʒ] nborragine f
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Unsurprisingly, the two are related - members of the borage family, with the same dimpled centre shared by many borages and giving one of them its common name: navelwort.
Borages play an important role but there are others that from now until the first dark days of winter, will keep our bees buzzing - not to mention our hoverflies hovering and butterflies fluttering.