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borage


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Borage  \Bor"age\,  n.  [OE.  borage  (cf.  F.  bourrache  It 
  borraggine  borrace,  LL  borago,  borrago,  LGr.  ?),  fr  LL 
  borra  F.  bourre,  hair  of  beasts,  flock;  so  called  from  its 
  hairy  leaves.]  (Bot.) 
  A  mucilaginous  plant  of  the  genus  Borago  (B.  officinalis), 
  which  is  used  esp.  in  France,  as  a  demulcent  and 
  diaphoretic. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  borage 
  n  1:  hairy  blue-flowered  European  annual  herb  long  used  in  herbal 
  medicine  and  eaten  raw  as  salad  greens  or  cooked  like 
  spinach  [syn:  {tailwort},  {Borago  officinalis}] 
  2:  leaves  flavor  sauces  and  punches;  young  leaves  eaten  in 
  salads  or  cooked 




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