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Definition of "borage" [bor•age]

  • An annual, bristly European herb (Borago officinalis) having blue or purplish star-shaped flowers. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "borage" in a sentence
  • "Regarding cow tongue flower, better known as borage by normal people, today I learned from Nigella Lawson's Forever Summer, that the fresh flowers are often used in Pimms, the classic British summer cocktail."
  • "He told me, first of all, that I should not buy cow tongue flower I learned later that the English name is 'borage' teabags, but rather that I have to get the actual loose petals, or else it won't work."
  • "The decision by farmers to profit from high wheat prices by increasing arable production has been at the expense of crops such as borage, used in pharmaceutical manufacturing and a prolific source of nectar for bees."