Origin of borage
Examples from the Web for borage
Up to this time the ground is kept open and clean by cultivation; afterwards the borage will usually have possession.
Mix well, pop in a few sprigs of borage, and a block or two of ice.Cakes & Ale|Edward Spencer
To the above add a few slices of cucumber, or some sprigs of borage instead of cucumber.Cups and their Customs|George Edwin Roberts
Like Gerard, he does not question the efficacy of borage, bugloss and many other herbs to promote happiness.The Old English Herbals|Eleanour Sinclair Rohde
It feeds on the wild heartsease, also on sainfoin and borage.British Butterfiles|W. S. Coleman
British Dictionary definitions for borage
Word Origin for borage
Word Origin and History for borage
flowering plant used in salads, mid-13c., from Anglo-French, Old French borage (13c., Modern French bourrache), from Medieval Latin borrago. Klein says this is ultimately from Arabic abu arak, literally "the father of sweat," so called by Arab physicians for its effect on humans. But OED says it's from Latin borra "rough hair, short wool," in reference to the texture of the foliage.