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  1. any of various plants of the genus Ajuga, having usually blue flowers and often cultivated as a ground cover.
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Origin of ajuga

< New Latin (Linnaeus), equivalent to a- a-6 + Latin jug(um) yoke1 + -a -a2
Also called bugle, bugleweed.
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Historical Examples

  • In the Pyrenees, according to Bentham, the flowers of Ajuga iva are constantly deprived of their corolla.

    Vegetable Teratology

    Maxwell T. Masters

  • In the Ajuga there were 4000 pesos of gold belonging to the admiral, each peso being worth eight shillings.

  • Ajuga Chamæpitys mimics Euphorbia Cyparissias, with which it often grows, and which is protected by its acrid juice.

    The Beauties of Nature

    Sir John Lubbock