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boraginaceous

[ buh-raj-uh-ney-shuhs, baw-, boh- ]
/ bəˌrædʒ əˈneɪ ʃəs, bɔ-, boʊ- /
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adjective
belonging to the plant family Boraginaceae.
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Origin of boraginaceous

<New Latin Boraginace(ae) family name (Boragin-, stem of Borago genus name; see borage + -aceae-aceae) + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for boraginaceous

boraginaceous
/ (bəˌrædʒɪˈneɪʃəs) /

adjective
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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