noun Etymology: Middle English buglosse, from Anglo-French, from Latin buglossa, irregular from Greek bouglōssos, from bous head of cattle + glōssa tongue — more at cow, gloss Date: 14th century any of several coarse hairy plants (genera Anchusa, Lycopsis, and Echium) of the borage family — compare viper's bugloss

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  • Bugloss — is a name used for several plants in the borage family (Boraginaceae):*Barrelier s bugloss ( Anchusa barrelieri ) *Bugloss or small bugloss ( Anchusa arvensis ) *Bugloss fiddleneck ( Amsinckia lycopsoides ) *Common bugloss ( Anchusa officinalis ) …   Wikipedia

  • Bugloss — Bu gloss, n.; pl. {Buglosses}. [F. buglosse, L. buglossa, buglossus, fr. Gr. ? oxtongue ? ox + ? tongue.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Anchusa}, and especially the {Anchusa officinalis}, sometimes called {alkanet}; oxtongue. [1913 Webster] {Small …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bugloss — [byo͞o′glôs΄, byo͞o′gläs΄] n. [ME & OFr buglosse < L buglossa < Gr bouglōssos, oxtongue < bous, ox, COW1 + glōssa, tongue] any of several genera (esp. Anchusa) of the borage family of bristly plants with bluish flowers …   English World dictionary

  • bugloss — /byooh glos, glaws/, n. any of various Old World, boraginaceous herbs, as Anchusa officinalis, having rough leaves, used in medicine, and Lycopsis arvensis, a bristly, blue flowered herb. [1350 1400; ME buglossa < ML, for L buglossos < Gk, equiv …   Universalium

  • bugloss — vaistinis godas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Agurklinių šeimos dažinis, dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Anchusa officinalis), paplitęs Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Anchusa officinalis angl. alkanet; bugloss; common bugloss;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • bugloss — godas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Agurklinių (Boraginaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Anchusa). atitikmenys: lot. Anchusa angl. anchusa; bugloss vok. Ochsenzunge rus. анхуза; воловик lenk. anchusa; farbownik …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • bugloss — n. 1 any of various bristly plants related to borage, esp. of the genus Anchusa with bright blue tubular flowers. 2 = viper s bugloss (see VIPER). Etymology: F buglosse or L buglossus f. Gk bouglossos ox tongued …   Useful english dictionary

  • bugloss — noun Any of several plants in the borage family, Boraginaceae. Syn: oxtongue …   Wiktionary

  • bugloss — n. stubbly plant with shiny blue flowers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bugloss — [ bju:glɒs] noun a bristly plant of the borage family, with bright blue flowers. [Anchusa arvensis and other species.] Origin ME: from OFr. buglosse or L. buglossus, from Gk bouglōssos ox tongued , from bous ox + glōssa tongue …   English new terms dictionary

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