An illustration of the hound's-tongue plant.
any of a genus (Cynoglossum) of weedy plants of the borage family, with white, blue, or reddish flowers and hairy, tongue-shaped leaves
Any of several Eurasian plants of the genus Cynoglossum, having hairy leaves, small reddish-purple flowers, and prickly clinging fruit.
Origin of hound's-tongueMiddle English houndes-tongue, from Old English hundes-tunge (translation of Latin cynoglōssus, from Greek kunoglōssos) : hundes, genitive of hund, hound; see hound + tunge, tongue; see tongue.
- Alternative form of hound's tongue.