bugloss

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noun bu·gloss \ˈbyü-ˌgläs, -ˌglȯs\

Definition of bugloss

  1. :  any of several coarse hairy plants (genera Anchusa, Lycopsis, and Echium) of the borage family — compare viper's bugloss

Origin and Etymology of bugloss

Middle English buglosse, from Anglo-French, from Latin buglossa, irregular from Greek bouglōssos, from bous head of cattle + glōssa tongue — more at cow, gloss


First Known Use: 14th century


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