Definition of Borage family
1. Noun. A widely distributed family of plants distinguished by circinate flowers and nutlike fruit.
Generic synonyms: Plant Family
Group relationships: Order Polemoniales, Polemoniales
Member holonyms: Borago, Genus Borago, Amsinckia, Genus Amsinckia, Genus Anchusa, Cordia, Genus Cordia, Cynoglossum, Genus Cynoglossum, Echium, Genus Echium, Genus Hackelia, Genus Lappula, Hackelia, Lappula, Genus Lithospermum, Lithospermum, Genus Mertensia, Mertensia, Genus Myosotis, Myosotis, Genus Onosmodium, Onosmodium, Genus Symphytum, Symphytum
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Borage Family
Literary usage of Borage family
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1. The Earth, Plants, and Man: Popular Pictures of Nature by Joakim Frederik Schouw, Franz von Kobell, Arthur Henfrey (1852)
"A parallelism thus arises between two primary groups, and thereby a kind of repetition of the same conditions in each. The borage family ..."