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bugloss

[byoo-glos, -glaws] /ˈbyu glɒs, -glɔs/
noun
1.
any of various Old World, boraginaceous herbs, as Anchusa officinalis, having rough leaves, used in medicine, and Lycopsis arvensis, a bristly, blue-flowered herb.
Origin of bugloss
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English buglossa < Medieval Latin, for Latin būglōssos < Greek, equivalent to bou-, stem of boûs ox + -glōssos -tongued, adj. derivative of glôssa tongue
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bugloss

/ˈbjuːɡlɒs/
noun
1.
any of various hairy Eurasian boraginaceous plants of the genera Anchusa, Lycopsis, and Echium, esp L. arvensis, having clusters of blue flowers See also viper's bugloss
Word Origin
C15: from Latin būglōssa, from Greek bouglōssos ox-tongued, from bōs ox + glōssa tongue
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Word Origin and History for bugloss
n.

1530s, from French buglosse, from Latin buglossa, from Greek bouglossos, literally "ox-tongued," from bous "ox" (see cow (n.)) + glossa "tongue" (see gloss (n.2)) . So called from the shape of its leaves.

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