bor·age (bôrĭj, bŏr-)
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.
[Middle English, from Old French bourage, from Medieval Latin borāgō, probably from Arabic bū'araq, from 'abū 'araq, source of sweat (from its use as a sudorific) : 'ab, father, source; see ʾb in the Appendix of Semitic roots + 'araq, sweat; see ʿrq2 in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
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