Borage



a plant, Borago officinalis, native to southern Europe, having hairy leaves and stems, used medicinally and in salads.
Compare borage family.
any of various allied or similar plants.
Historical Examples

Cakes & Ale Edward Spencer
Cakes & Ale Edward Spencer
Cups and their Customs George Edwin Roberts
Appletons’ Popular Science Monthly, August 1899 Various
Flowers Shown to the Children C. E. Smith
The Book of Curiosities I. Platts
The Nebuly Coat John Meade Falkner
The Open Air Richard Jefferies
The Cook and Housekeeper’s Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, Mary Eaton
A Chronicle of London from 1089 to 1483 Anonymous

noun
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
any of several related plants
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