Bugloss meaning

byo͝oglôs, -glŏs
Any of several usually hairy Old World plants, especially in the genera Anchusa, Brunnera, and Echium, having blue or violet flowers.
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Any of several genera (esp. Anchusa) of the borage family of bristly plants with bluish flowers.
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(botany) Any of several plants in the borage family, Boraginaceae.
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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

  • From French buglosse, from Latin buglossa, buglossus, from Ancient Greek βούγλωσσον (bouglōssos, “Anchusa italica”), βούς (bous, “ox”) + γλωσσον (glosson, “tongue”)

    From Wiktionary