What does Borage mean?

Borage meaning in General Dictionary

A mucilaginous plant of genus Borago B officinalis which is used esp in France as a demulcent and diaphoretic

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  • hairy blue-flowered European annual herb very long used in natural medication and eaten natural as salad vegetables or prepared like spinach
  • an herb whose leaves are accustomed to flavor sauces and blows; young leaves is consumed in salads or prepared
  • A mucilaginous plant of the genus Borago (B. officinalis), which is used, esp. in France, as a demulcent and diaphoretic.

Borage meaning in Medical Dictionary

a natural herb, also known as the starflower, that has long been useful for medicinal purposes. Borage is rich in gamma linolenic acid (GLA), a vital fatty acid.


Borage meaning in Etymology Dictionary

flowering plant used in salads, mid-13c., from Anglo-French, Old French borage (13c., Modern French bourrache), from Medieval Latin borrago. Klein says it is in the end from Arabic abu arak, actually "the daddy of perspiration," so-called by Arab doctors for its influence on people. But OED says it is from Latin borra "rough hair, short-wool," in mention of the texture regarding the vegetation.


Borage meaning in Cooking Dictionary

A European natural herb with blue blossoms, downy leaves and a slight cucumber flavor. The blossoms and leaves may be included with cold products or used in salads. Since the leaves have a somewhat hairy surface, they should be carefully chopped before increasing salads. The leaves could also be used to taste teas and vegetables, and the blossoms are good when candied.


Borage meaning in General Dictionary

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


Sentence Examples with the word Borage

Thus in borage it is rotate, tubular in comfrey, funnel-shaped in hounds-tongue, and salvershaped in alkanet (Anchusa); the throat is often closed by scale-like outgrowths from the corolla, forming the so-called corona.

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