bu·​gle·​weed | \ ˈbyü-gəl-ˌwēd How to pronounce bugleweed (audio) \

Definition of bugleweed

1 : any of a genus (Lycopus) of mints especially : a North American perennial (L. virginicus) that is mildly narcotic and astringent

Examples of bugleweed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Among the ground cover plants that work well in dry shade are barrenwort (Epimedium); bugleweed (Ajuga reptans); creeping lilyturf (Liriope spicata); and the native Canadian wild ginger (Asarum canadense). Beth Botts, chicagotribune.com, 6 June 2021 In the back some of the plants are golden Japanese forest grass, Spikenard, Brunnera, a beech tree, Golden Bleeding Heart, Barronwort, lilies, butterfly bush, rosebushes, ferns, Heuchera, Lamium, bugleweed, phlox, and Persicaria virginiana. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 July 2019

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First Known Use of bugleweed

circa 1818, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bugleweed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bugleweed. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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bu·​gle·​weed | \ ˈbyü-gəl-ˌwēd How to pronounce bugleweed (audio) \

Medical Definition of bugleweed

: any mint of the genus Lycopus especially : a mildly narcotic and astringent herb (L. virginicus) of the eastern half of the United States

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