any of several genera (esp. Anchusa) of the borage family of bristly plants with bluish flowers
Origin of buglossMiddle English and Old French buglosse from Classical Latin buglossa from Classical Greek bougl?ssos, oxtongue from bous, ox, cow + gl?ssa, tongue
Any of several usually hairy Old World plants, especially in the genera Anchusa, Brunnera, and Echium, having blue or violet flowers.
Origin of buglossMiddle English buglosse from Old French from Late Latin būglōssa from Latin būglōssos from Greek bouglōssos bous ox ; see gwou- in Indo-European roots. glōssa tongue
(usually uncountable, plural buglosses)