any of a genus (Borago) of plants of the borage family, esp. an annual (B. officinalis) with brilliant blue flowers and hairy leaves used as an herb in salads, drinks, etc.
Origin of borageMiddle English ; from Old French bourage ; from Medieval Latin borrago, burrago; said to be ; from Arabic ab? uncertain or unknown; perhaps araq, “father of sweat,” from diaphoretic use of the plant
designating a family (Boraginaceae, order Lamiales) of dicotyledonous plants, including Virginia cowslip, heliotrope, and forget-me-not
An annual bristly herb (Borago officinalis) native to the Mediterranean region, having blue or purplish star-shaped flowers, edible leaves and stems, and seeds containing oil used as a dietary supplement.
Origin of borageMiddle English, from Old French bourage, from Medieval Latin borag&omacron;, probably from Arabic b&umacron;‘araq, from ’ab&umacron; ‘araq, source of sweat (from its use as a sudorific) : ’ab, father, source; see ℵb in Semitic roots + ‘araq, sweat; see &ayin;rq2 in Semitic roots.
(usually uncountable, plural borages)