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Bugloss  n.  (pl. buglosses)  (Bot.) A plant of the genus Anchusa, and especially the Anchusa officinalis, sometimes called alkanet; oxtongue.
Small wild bugloss, the Asperugo procumbens and the Lycopsis arvensis.
Viper's bugloss, a species of Echium.






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"Bugloss" Quotes from Famous Books



... garden, the field and meadow. Like Culpeper's pharmacopeia, it is made for the most part of "Such Things only as grow in England, they being most fit for English Bodies." Is it any wonder that the metheglin should be called the "Liquor of Life," which has these among its ingredients: Bugloss, borage, hyssop, organ, sweet-marjoram, rosemary, French cowslip, coltsfoot, thyme, burnet, self-heal, sanicle, betony, blew-button, harts-tongue, meadowsweet, liverwort, bistort, St. John's wort, yellow saunders, balm, bugle, agrimony, tormentilla, comfrey, fennel, ...
— The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened • Kenelm Digby

... liverwort, having a leaf like the liver, cures diseases of the liver; eyebright, being marked with a spot like an eye, cures diseases of the eyes; celandine, having a yellow juice, cures jaundice; bugloss, resembling a snake's head, cures snakebite; red flannel, looking like blood, cures blood-taints, and therefore rheumatism; bear's grease, being taken from an animal thickly covered with hair, is ...
— History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom • Andrew Dickson White

... Roots, Leaves, and Flowers.— Bugloss has a slimy sweetish taste, accompanied with a kind of coolness: the roots are the most glutinous, and the flowers the least so. These qualities point out its use in hot bilious or inflammatory distempers, and a thin acrimonious ...
— The Botanist's Companion, Vol. II • William Salisbury



Words linked to "Bugloss" :   bristly oxtongue, Picris echioides, anchusa, Anchusa officinalis, alkanet, Picris, viper's bugloss, weed



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