bugleweed

noun
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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Couple turn east side party house into historically appropriate home with lush gardens," 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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bugleweed. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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bugleweed

noun
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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