Hound-s-tongue meaning

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Any of several Eurasian plants of the genus Cynoglossum, having hairy leaves, small reddish-purple flowers, and prickly clinging fruit.
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Any of a genus (Cynoglossum) of weedy plants of the borage family, with white, blue, or reddish flowers and hairy, tongue-shaped leaves.
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Alternative form of hound's tongue.
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A biennial weed (Cynoglossum officinale) with soft tongue-shaped leaves and an offensive odour. It bears nutlets covered with barbed or hooked prickles.
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Origin of hound-s-tongue

  • Middle English houndes-tongue from Old English hundes-tunge (translation of Latin cynoglōssus) (from Greek kunoglōssos) hundes genitive of hund hound hound tunge tongue tongue

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Anglo-Saxon.

    From Wiktionary