echium

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echium (ˈɛkɪəm)
 
n
any plant of the Eurasian and African genus Echium with bell-shaped flowers sometimes borne on single-sided spikes in a wide variety of colours; E. vulgare is viper's bugloss: family Boraginaceae
 
[New Latin, from Greek echion, from echis viper, from its use as an antidote to a viper bite]

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echium

noun
a genus of bristly herbs and shrubs of the family Boraginaceae 
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