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borage

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bor=age

CIDE DICTIONARY

boragen. [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.].
     A mucilaginous plant of the genus Borago (B. officinalis), which is used, esp. in France, as a demulcent and diaphoretic.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

borage, n. any plant of the genus Borago, esp. Borago officinalis with bright blue flowers and leaves used as flavouring.

Etymology
OF bourrache f. med.L borrago f. Arab. ' abu ' arak father of sweat (from its use as a diaphoretic)

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