(Science: botany) a mucilaginous plant of the genus Borago (B. Officinalis), which is used, especially. In France, as a demulcent and diaphoretic.
Origin: 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.