[buh-raj-uh-ney-shuh s, baw-, boh-]
Compare borage family.

Origin of boraginaceous

< New Latin Boraginace(ae) family name (Boragin-, stem of Borago genus name; see borage + -aceae -aceae) + -ous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for boraginaceous


  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Boraginaceae, a family of temperate and tropical typically hairy-leaved flowering plants that includes forget-me-not, lungwort, borage, comfrey, and heliotrope

Word Origin for boraginaceous

C19: from New Latin Borāgināceae, from Borāgō genus name; see borage
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