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