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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  {A. 
  officinalis},  sometimes  called  {alkanet};  oxtongue. 
 
  {Small  wild  bugloss},  the  {Asperugo  procumbens}  and  the 
  {Lycopsis  arvensis}. 
 
  {Viper's  bugloss},  a  species  of  {Echium}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bugloss 
  n  1:  perennial  or  biennial  herb  cultivated  for  its  delicate 
  usually  blue  flowers  [syn:  {alkanet},  {Anchusa 
  officinalis}] 
  2:  widespread  European  weed  with  spiny  tongue-shaped  leaves  and 
  yellow  flowers;  naturalized  in  United  States  [syn:  {oxtongue}, 
  {bristly  oxtongue},  {bitterweed},  {Picris  echioides}] 




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