Any of several usually hairy Old World plants, especially in the genera Anchusa, Brunnera, and Echium, having blue or violet flowers.
Any of several genera (esp. Anchusa) of the borage family of bristly plants with bluish flowers.
Origin of bugloss
- Middle English buglosse from Old French from Late Latin būglōssa from Latin būglōssos from Greek bouglōssos bous ox gwou- in Indo-European roots glōssa tongue
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition