aju·​ga | \ ˈa-jə-gə How to pronounce ajuga (audio) \
plural ajuga or ajugas

Definition of ajuga

Examples of ajuga in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The common ajuga is the smaller dark purple one in the shot, while the large foliaged one is Caitlen’s Giant. Janet Carson, Arkansas Online, 13 Dec. 2021 In his Down to Earth column, Neil Sperry addresses reader questions about allergies, ground cover ajuga and more. San Antonio Express-News, 1 Mar. 2021 Instead: Though its flowers aren't fragrant, ajuga also can grow in shady spots similar to lily-of-the-valley, but won't take over the garden. Megan Hughes, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Aug. 2020 The only problem with ajuga is a disease called crown rot, or southern blight. Neil Sperry, ExpressNews.com, 2 Apr. 2020 Perennials that are dormant over the winter, such as daylilies, ajuga, daisy, rudbeckia, coreopsis, yarrow and others, can be divided and transplanted now through February. NOLA.com, 28 Oct. 2017 In his garden, Jackson created a middle island with a lion's mane Japanese maple, ajuga, moss and lithodora. Kym Pokorny, OregonLive.com, 21 May 2017

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First Known Use of ajuga

1640, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ajuga

New Latin, from a- entry 2 + Latin jugum yoke — more at yoke

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24 Dec 2021

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“Ajuga.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ajuga. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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