hound's-tongue

noun
\ ˈhau̇n(d)z-ˌtəŋ How to pronounce hound's-tongue (audio) \

Definition of hound's-tongue

: any of various coarse plants (genus Cynoglossum, especially C. officinale) of the borage family having tongue-shaped leaves and reddish flowers

First Known Use of hound's-tongue

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Hound's-tongue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hound%27s-tongue. Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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