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[ aj-uh-guh ]
/ ˈædʒ ə gə /


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

Nearby words

ajivika, ajman, ajmer, ajmer-merwara, ajodhya, ajuga, ak, ak-47, aka, akaba, akademi

Origin of ajuga

< New Latin (Linnaeus), equivalent to a- a-6 + Latin jug(um) yoke1 + -a -a2
Also called bugle, bugleweed. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ajuga

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

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

    Vegetable Teratology|Maxwell T. Masters