What does bugloss mean?

bugloss meaning in General Dictionary

A plant associated with genus Anchusa and particularly the Anchusa officinalis occasionally known as alkanet oxtongue

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  • perennial or biennial herb cultivated for its delicate usually blue plants
  • widespread European weed with spiny tongue-shaped leaves and yellow flowers; naturalized in usa
  • A plant for the genus Anchusa, and especially the A. officinalis, often known as alkanet; oxtongue.

bugloss meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1530s, from French buglosse, from Latin buglossa, from Greek bouglossos, virtually "ox-tongued," from bous "ox" (see cow (letter.)) + glossa "tongue" (see gloss (n.2)) . So called from the form of its leaves.


bugloss meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A plant associated with genus Anchusa, and particularly the A. officinalis, sometimes called alkanet; oxtongue.


Sentence Examples with the word bugloss

It is represented in Britain by bugloss (Echium) (fig.

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