Dog's-tongue
Dog's-tongue Dog's"-tongue`, n. (Bot.) Hound's-tongue. [1913 Webster]

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  • dog's-tongue — Hound s tongue Hound s tongue , n. [AS. hundes tunge.] (Bot.) A biennial weed ({Cynoglossum officinale}), with soft tongue shaped leaves, and an offensive odor. It bears nutlets covered with barbed or hooked prickles. Called also {dog s tongue}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dog's-tongue — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun (plural dog s tongues) 1. : hound s tongue 2. : wild vanilla …   Useful english dictionary

  • dog's tongue — /ˈdɒgz tʌŋ/ (say dogz tung) noun → hound s tongue …   Australian English dictionary

  • dog's-tooth violet — noun perennial woodland spring flowering plant; widely cultivated • Syn: ↑dogtooth violet, ↑dogtooth • Hypernyms: ↑liliaceous plant • Hyponyms: ↑white dogtooth violet, ↑whi …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hound's-tongue — n. [AS. hundes tunge.] (Bot.) A biennial weed ({Cynoglossum officinale}), with soft tongue shaped leaves, and an offensive odor. It bears nutlets covered with barbed or hooked prickles. Called also {dog s tongue}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hound's-tongue — hound s′ tongue n. pln a coarse, weedy plant, Cynoglossum officinale, of the borage family, with dull purplish red flowers, prickly nutlets, and hairy leaves shaped like a dog s tongue • Etymology: bef. 1000 …   From formal English to slang

  • hound's-tongue — /howndz tung /, n. any of various plants belonging to the genus Cynoglossum, of the borage family, esp. C. officinale, having coarse, tongue shaped leaves, dull purple flowers, and prickly nutlets. [bef. 1000; ME; OE hundestunge, trans. of L… …   Universalium

  • Adder's tongue — is a common name for several plants:* Ophioglossum , a class in the order Ophioglossales. * Erythronium (also known as Fawn Lily, Trout Lily, or Dog s tooth Violet), a genus of lilies …   Wikipedia

  • adder's tongue — noun 1》 a fern with a single pointed oval frond and an unbranched spore bearing stem. [Genus Ophioglossum.] 2》 North American term for dog s tooth violet …   English new terms dictionary

  • hound's tongue — /ˈhaʊndz tʌŋ/ (say howndz tung) noun any plant of the genus Cynoglossum, with prickly fruit and tongue like leaves. {Middle English and Old English hundestunge, translation of Latin cynoglōssum, from Greek kynoglōsson dog tongued} …   Australian English dictionary

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