Meaning of BORAGE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈbȯr-ij, ˈbär- ]


Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French bourage, from Medieval Latin borrago, probably from Arabic dialect * bū‘araq, alteration of Arabic abū ‘araq, literally, source of sweat; from its use as a diaphoretic

Date: 14th century

: a coarse hairy blue-flowered European herb ( Borago officinalis of the family Boraginaceae, the borage family) used medicinally and in salads

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