Definition of Bugloss

1. Noun. Perennial or biennial herb cultivated for its delicate usually blue flowers.

Exact synonyms: Alkanet, Anchusa Officinalis
Generic synonyms: Anchusa



2. Noun. Widespread European weed with spiny tongue-shaped leaves and yellow flowers; naturalized in United States.
Exact synonyms: Bitterweed, Bristly Oxtongue, Oxtongue, Picris Echioides
Group relationships: Genus Picris, Picris
Generic synonyms: Weed

Definition of Bugloss

1. n. A plant of the genus Anchusa, and especially the A. officinalis, sometimes called alkanet; oxtongue.

Definition of Bugloss

1. Noun. (botany) Any of several plants in the borage family, Boraginaceae. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bugloss

1. a coarse plant [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Bugloss

1. Origin: F. Buglosse, L. Buglossa, buglossus, fr. Gr. Oxtongue ox + tongue. A plant of the genus Anchusa, and especially the A. Officinalis, sometimes called alkanet; oxtongue. Small wild bugloss, the Asperugo procumbens and the Lycopsis arvensis. Viper's bugloss, a species of Echium. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Bugloss

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1. Hortus Kewensis; Or, A Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal by William Aiton (1810)
"Trew pl. rar. 1 . /. 1 . Nal. of the Levant. Oriental Viper's bugloss. ... Portugal Viper's bugloss. Nat. of the South of Europe. Cult. ..."

2. The British flora medica: a history of the medicinal plants of Great Britain by Benjamin Herbert Barton, Thomas Castle (1877)
"According to Linneus, the tender leaves of bugloss afford a wholesome and nutritious food, and are often boiled and eaten like cabbage. ..."

3. Botany of the United States North of Virginia: Comprising Descriptions of by Lewis Caleb Beck (1848)
"Introduced. A very showy plant when in full flower, out in many places becoming troublesome. Viper's bugloss. Blue Thistle. 6. ..."

4. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Burton (1880)
"Some are of opinion that all raw herbs and salads breed melancholy blood, except bugloss and lettuce. Crato, consil. 21, lib. 2, speaks against all herbs ..."

5. Myths and Legends of Flowers, Trees, Fruits, and Plants in All Ages and in by Charles Montgomery Skinner (1911)
"bugloss Among the plants that thrive in the unlikeliest of places is the bugloss, with its furry stems and juiceless-seeming leaves. ..."

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