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borage (bŏr´əj, bŭr´–), common name for the Boraginaceae, a family of widely distributed herbs and some tropical shrubs or trees characterized by rough or hairy stems, four-part fruits, and usually fragrant blossoms. Its species are most abundant in the Mediterranean area, but many are native to North America and are cultivated, e.g., the Virginia cowslip, or Virginia bluebell (Mertensia virginica), species of forget-me-not (genus Myosotis), and species of heliotrope (genus Heliotropium). Freijó (Cordia goeldiana) is an important timber tree in Amazonia. The family is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Lamiales.

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borage A herb, Borago officinalis. The flowers and leaves have a cucumber‐like flavour and are used to flavour drinks, salads and cheese. Contains potentially toxic alkaloids. The seed oil is a rich source of γ‐linolenic acid.

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borage Hairy, annual plant native to s Europe. It has rough, oblong leaves and drooping clusters of pale blue flowers, and is cultivated as a food and flavouring. Height: up to 60cm (2ft). Family Boraginaceae; species Borago officinalis.

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bor·age / ˈbôrij; ˈbär-/ • n. a herbaceous plant (Borago officinalis, family Boraginaceae) with bright blue flowers and hairy leaves, used medicinally and as a salad green.

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borage genus of plants. XIII. — (O)F. bourrache — medL. bor(r)āgo, -āgin-, perh. — Arab. 'abū 'araq 'father of sweat’, the Arabian physicians using the plant as a diaphoretic.

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