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(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.

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