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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 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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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 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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