any of several genera (esp. Anchusa) of the borage family of bristly plants with bluish flowers
Origin of buglossMiddle English and amp; 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 b&umacron;gl&omacron;ssa, from Latin b&umacron;gl&omacron;ssos, from Greek bougl&omacron;ssos : bous, ox; see gwou- in Indo-European roots + gl&omacron;ssa, tongue.
(usually uncountable, plural buglosses)