Definition of borage in English:

borage

Line breaks: bor¦age
Pronunciation: /ˈbɒrɪdʒ
 
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noun

  • A European herbaceous plant with bright blue flowers and hairy leaves, which is attractive to bees.
    • Borago officinalis, family Boraginaceae (the borage family). This family includes many plants that typically have blue or purple flowers, including forget-me-not, comfrey, bugloss, and alkanet
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    • 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.

Origin

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

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