oxtongue ox"tongue`, ox-tongue ox"-tongue`, n. (Bot.) A widespread European weed ({Picris echioides} formerly {Helminthia echioides}) with spiny tongue-shaped leaves and yellow flowers. The name is applied to several plants, from the shape and roughness of their leaves; as, {Anchusa officinalis}, a kind of bugloss, and {Helminthia echioides}, both European herbs. It has been naturalized in the U. S.

Syn: bristly oxtongue, prickly oxtongue, bitterweed, bugloss. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • oxtongue — [äks′tuŋ΄] n. Obs. any of a number of plants, as alkanet, with rough, tongue shaped leaves * * * …   Universalium

  • oxtongue — [äks′tuŋ΄] n. Obs. any of a number of plants, as alkanet, with rough, tongue shaped leaves …   English World dictionary

  • oxtongue — karpotoji gasterija statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Gasteria verrucosa angl. oxtongue; oxtongue gasteria vok. warzige Gasterie rus. алоэ бородовчатое; гастерия бородовчатая lenk. aloesik brodawkowaty; gasteria brodawkowata; jęzorka… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • oxtongue — noun a) Beef tongue (a foodstuff). b) A flowering plant of the genus Picris, especially Picris echioides, the bristly oxtongue …   Wiktionary

  • oxtongue — vaistinis godas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Agurklinių šeimos dažinis, dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Anchusa officinalis), paplitęs Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Anchusa officinalis angl. alkanet; bugloss; common bugloss;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • oxtongue — noun Date: 14th century a European hawkweed (Picris echioides) that has yellow flowers and is now naturalized in the eastern United States …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • oxtongue — wild plant that has large leaves and colorful flowers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • oxtongue — /ˈɒkstʌŋ/ (say okstung) noun 1. the tongue of an ox, used as food. 2. any perennial herb of the genus Picris, covered with stiff hairs, as P. echioides …   Australian English dictionary

  • oxtongue — n. 1 the tongue of an ox, esp. cooked as food. 2 any composite plant of the genus Picris, with bright yellow flowers …   Useful english dictionary

  • Oxtongue Lake — Bild gesucht  BW Geographische Lage Haliburton County, Ontario, Kanada …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.