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.