viper's bugloss
noun Date: circa 1597 a coarse Old World herb (Echium vulgare) of the borage family that is naturalized in North America and has showy blue tubular flowers with exserted stamens — called also blueweed

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  • Viper's bugloss — viper vi per (v[imac] p[ e]r), n. [F. vip[ e]re, L. vipera, probably contr. fr. vivipera; vivus alive + parere to bring forth, because it was believed to be the only serpent that brings forth living young. Cf. {Quick}, a., {Parent}, {Viviparous} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Viper's bugloss — Bugloss Bu gloss, n.; pl. {Buglosses}. [F. buglosse, L. buglossa, buglossus, fr. Gr. ? oxtongue ? ox + ? tongue.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Anchusa}, and especially the {Anchusa officinalis}, sometimes called {alkanet}; oxtongue. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • viper's bugloss — n. BLUEWEED …   English World dictionary

  • viper's-bugloss — gyslotinis ežeinis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Agurklinių šeimos aliejinis, dekoratyvinis, medingas nuodingas augalas (Echium plantagineum), paplitęs Europoje, šiaurės Afrikoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Echium… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • viper's-bugloss — paprastasis ežeinis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Agurklinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medingas, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Echium vulgare), paplitęs Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Echium vulgare angl. blue echium; blue devil;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • viper's bugloss — /vaɪpəz ˈbjuglɒs/ (say vuypuhz byoohglos) noun a bristly weed, Echium vulgare, with showy blue flowers; blue weed; blue borage …   Australian English dictionary

  • viper's bugloss — the blueweed. [1590 1600] * * * …   Universalium

  • viper's bugloss — noun a bristly plant of the borage family, with pink buds which open to blue flowers, formerly used in the treatment of snake bites. [Echium vulgare.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • viper's bugloss — noun a coarse prickly European weed with spikes of blue flowers; naturalized in United States • Syn: ↑blueweed, ↑blue devil, ↑blue thistle, ↑Echium vulgare • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • purple viper's-bugloss — gyslotinis ežeinis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Agurklinių šeimos aliejinis, dekoratyvinis, medingas nuodingas augalas (Echium plantagineum), paplitęs Europoje, šiaurės Afrikoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Echium… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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