viper's bugloss

noun

: a coarse Old World herb (Echium vulgare) of the borage family that is naturalized in North America and has showy blue tubular flowers with exserted stamens

called also blueweed

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1597, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of viper's bugloss was circa 1597

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“Viper's bugloss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/viper%27s%20bugloss. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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