borage

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English[edit]

Borago officinalis

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old French borage (compare French bourrache), from Medieval Latin borrago, either from Latin borra (short wool, rough hair) or Arabic أَبُو مِن العَرَق (ʾabū min al-ʿaraq, literally father of sweat).

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borage (usually uncountable, plural borages)

  1. Borago officinalis, a Mediterranean plant with rough, cucumber-flavored leaves, used in salads.

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