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An edible plant of the goosefoot family, with large dark green leaves and insignificant clusters of flowers, native to Europe.
- ‘In order to distinguish the two, the nontoxic plant was referred to as the ‘allgood’, or Good King Henry, which was once an esteemed medicinal plant because of its blood purifying and laxative effects.’
- ‘Orache, borage and Good King Henry are actually forgotten plants that can be rediscovered in specialized seed stores.’
Late 16th century: of unknown origin.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.