ox·​tongue ˈäks-ˌtəŋ How to pronounce oxtongue (audio)
: a European hawkweed (Picris echioides) that has yellow flowers and is now naturalized in the eastern U.S.

Examples of oxtongue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Among the edible weeds spotted on the South Hayward walk: mallow, sow thistle, oxalis, stork’s bill, bristly oxtongue, dandelions, wild lettuce, plantain and clover. Rebecca Parr, The Mercury News, 24 Mar. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oxtongue was in the 14th century

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“Oxtongue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxtongue. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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