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}. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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 — [houndz′tuŋ΄] n. any of a genus (Cynoglossum) of weedy plants of the borage family, with white, blue, or reddish flowers and hairy, tongue shaped leaves …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • hound's-tongue — vaistinė šunlielė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Agurklinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Cynoglossum officinale), paplitęs Europoje ir vakarų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Cynoglossum officinale angl. hound s tongue šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • hound’s-tongue — šunlielė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Agurklinių (Boraginaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Cynoglossum). atitikmenys: lot. Cynoglossum angl. cynoglosum; hound’s tongue vok. Hundszunge rus. циноглоссум; чернокорень lenk. ostrzeń …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • hound's-tongue — noun 1. biennial shrub of Europe and western Asia having coarse tongue shaped leaves and dark reddish purple flowers • Syn: ↑Cynoglossum officinale • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑Cynoglossum, ↑genu …   Useful english dictionary

  • hound's-tongue — noun Date: before 12th century any of various coarse plants (genus Cynoglossum, especially C. officinale) of the borage family having tongue shaped leaves and reddish flowers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hound's tongue — noun a tall plant with small purplish flowers, tongue shaped leaves, and a mousy smell. [Cynoglossum officinale.] …   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

  • Chinese hound’s-tongue — darželinė šunlielė statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Cynoglossum amabile angl. Chinese hound’s tongue vok. liebliche Hundszunge rus. чернокорень миловидный; чернокорень приятный …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

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