Definition of borage in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɒrɪdʒ/


A European herbaceous plant with bright blue flowers and hairy leaves, which is attractive to bees.
Example sentences
  • Collect herb flowers such as borage and chamomile just before full flowering.
  • Painted Ladies, which instinctively lay their eggs on thistle plants, also find an acceptable substitute in the hairy leaves of borage.
  • We've got hawthorn, gingko, elder, mullein, lavender, sage, thyme, echinacea, borage, yarrow and plenty of pine trees.


Middle English: from Old French bourrache, from medieval Latin borrago, perhaps from Arabic 'abū ḥurāš 'father of roughness' (referring to the leaves).

Words that rhyme with borage

forage, Norwich, porridge

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