Definition of Borago officinalis

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: Borage, Tailwort
Terms within: Borage
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Borago, Genus Borago



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Borago Officinalis

Boon Lay
Boone
Boontling
Boophilus
Boophilus annulatus
Boophilus decoloratus
Boophilus microplus
Boot Hill
Booter
Booters
Bootnik
Bootniks
Boott's goldenrod
Boraginaceae
Borago
Borago officinalis
Borazon
Borda count
Borda counts
Bordeau theory
Bordeaux
Bordeaux mixture
Bordeaux wine
Border Collie
Border collie
Border terrier
Bordet-Gengou bacillus
Bordet-Gengou phenomenon

Literary usage of Borago officinalis

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1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1898)
"borago officinalis L. Sp. PI. 137. 1753. Stem erect, branched, i°-2%° high, the branches spreading or ascending. Leaves oblong to obovate, acute or obtuse ..."

2. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1868)
"... borago officinalis — b. Sativum, An- chu-a officinalis — b. Sylvestris. Anchusa officinalis — b. Tinctorum, Anchusa tinctoria — b. ..."

3. History of the British Colonies by Robert Montgomery Martin (1835)
"Anchusa officinalis^ cynoglossum officinale ; symphytum officinale; borago officinalis; cyclamen europaeum (the juice is occasionally rubbed to the abdomen ..."

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