Definition of Borage

1. Noun. Hairy blue-flowered European annual herb long used in herbal medicine and eaten raw as salad greens or cooked like spinach.

Exact synonyms: Borago Officinalis, Tailwort
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Borago, Genus Borago



2. Noun. An herb whose leaves are used to flavor sauces and punches; young leaves can be eaten in salads or cooked.
Generic synonyms: Herb
Group relationships: Borago Officinalis, Tailwort

Definition of Borage

1. n. A mucilaginous plant of the genus Borago (B. officinalis), which is used, esp. in France, as a demulcent and diaphoretic.

Definition of Borage

1. Noun. (''herb'') a Mediterranean plant with oval leaves, used in salads. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Borage

1. a medicinal herb [n -S]

Medical Definition of Borage

1. A mucilaginous plant of the genus Borago (B. Officinalis), which is used, especially. In France, as a demulcent and diaphoretic. Origin: OE. Borage (cf. F. Bourrache, It. Borraggine, borrace, LL. Borago, borrago, LGr), fr. LL. Borra, F. Bourre, hair of beasts, flock; so called from its hairy leaves. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Borage

boppish
boppy
bops
bor
bora
boraces
borachio
borachios
borachte
boracic
boracic acid
boraciferous
boracite
boracites
boracous
borage (current term)
borage family
borages
boragewort
borageworts
boraginaceous
boragineous
borak
boraks
boral
borals
boralsilite
boramez
boranamine
boranamines

Literary usage of Borage

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1. A Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry and the Arts by William Nicholson (1807)
"This is employed in the manu, facture of printed goods for producing all sorts of blues and green«. ni. Observations on the Distilled Water of common borage ..."

2. Diseases of Field and Garden Crops by Worthington George Smith (1884)
"... may be well to term the closely allied fungus of the borage family, which is similarly associated by many with the spring mildew of corn, borage blight. ..."

3. Diseases of Field and Garden Crops by Worthington George Smith (1884)
"The name of the fungus blight found on various plants belonging to the borage family, and considered by many observers to be one form of the spring rust of ..."

4. Retrospect of Philosophical, Mechanical, Chemical, and Agricultural Discoveries (1808)
"Pure strontian, exposed upon charcoal, was also melted into a black semi-vitreous substance, of a hemispherical form. On the distilled Water of borage. ..."

5. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"borage FAMILY. 'I Annual, biennial or perennial herbs, shrubs, or some tropical species trees. Leaves alternate, very rarely opposite or verticillate, ..."

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