Origin of bugloss
Examples from the Web for bugloss
The bugloss belongs to what may be called beautiful weeds, despite its rough and bristly stalk.A Year in the Fields|John Burroughs
Like Gerard, he does not question the efficacy of borage, bugloss and many other herbs to promote happiness.The Old English Herbals|Eleanour Sinclair Rohde
The first thing you will notice about the Viper's Bugloss is the way the rows of flower-buds curl like a scorpion.
The Viper's Bugloss is a stout, upright plant, with a curious pale green hairy stem, which is dotted all over with red spots.
I have seen the Viper's Bugloss often since that day on the railroad train, now that I know it, and think of it.Old-Time Gardens|Alice Morse Earle
British Dictionary definitions for bugloss
Word Origin for bugloss
Word Origin and History for bugloss
1530s, from French buglosse, from Latin buglossa, from Greek bouglossos, literally "ox-tongued," from bous "ox" (see cow (n.)) + glossa "tongue" (see gloss (n.2)) . So called from the shape of its leaves.