oxtongue definition

  • noun:
    • Beef tongue (a foodstuff).
    • A flowering plant for the genus Picris, specially Picris echioides, the bristly oxtongue.
    • A widespread European weed (Picris echioides previously Helminthia echioides) with spiny tongue-shaped leaves and yellowish flowers. Title is put on a few flowers, through the form and roughness of their leaves; as, Anchusa officinalis, a kind of bugloss, and Helminthia echioides, both European herbs. It's been naturalized into the U. S.
    • The tongue of an ox.
    • One of several plants with rough tongue-shaped leaves, specifically Picris (Helminthia) echioides, and also the alkanet, Anchusa officinalis. Compare bugloss.
    • A name often provided to the anlace, braquemart, and similar short broadswords.
    • extensive European weed with spiny tongue-shaped leaves and yellow flowers; naturalized in usa

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