Etymology
Advertisement

bugloss (n.)

popular name of several small plants, 1530s, from French buglosse, from Latin buglossa, from Greek bouglossos, literally "ox-tongued," from bous "ox" (from PIE root *gwou- "ox, bull, cow") + glōssa "tongue" (see gloss (n.2)) . So called from the shape and texture of its leaves.

Others are reading

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of bugloss

bugloss (n.)
perennial or biennial herb cultivated for its delicate usually blue flowers;
Synonyms: alkanet / Anchusa officinalis
bugloss (n.)
widespread European weed with spiny tongue-shaped leaves and yellow flowers; naturalized in United States;
Synonyms: oxtongue / bristly oxtongue / bitterweed / Picris echioides
From wordnet.princeton.edu