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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Borage, n. Also: borreasche. [ME. borage (c 1420), burage, etc., AF. burage (F. bourrache), L. borrāgo.] The plant borage. 1549 Compl. 67/13.
I sau borage that is gud to confort the hart
1568 Skeyne Descr. Pest 26.
Finkill, anethe, borage
1572 Edinb. Test. I.* 222 b.
Ane vnce of borage
a1586 Lindsay MS. 36 b.
Borreasche … hes vertew aganis poysone and walknes of hart

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