bugleweed

/byooh"geuhl weed'/, n.
1. a plant belonging to the genus Lycopus, of the mint family, esp. L. virginicus, reputed to have medicinal properties.
2. ajuga.
[1855-60; BUGLE2 + WEED1]

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plant
      (Ajuga), genus of about 40 species of Eurasian plants of the mint family (Lamiaceae), order Lamiales, but lacking the floral upper lip characteristic of the family. Some creeping species, used as ground covers, are widely naturalized.

      Carpet, or common, bugleweed (A. reptans) forms colonies of rosettes of dark green, oval leaves in damp meadows or woodlands. It produces short spikes of blue, occasionally pink or white, flowers on stems up to 30 cm (12 inches) long. Ground pine (A. chamaepitys) is shorter and has yellow flowers and three-parted needlelike leaves that are pine-scented.

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  • Bugleweed — Bu gle*weed , n. (Bot.) A plant of the Mint family and genus {Lycopus}; esp. {Lycopus Virginicus}, which has mild narcotic and astringent properties, and is sometimes used as a remedy for hemorrhage. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bugleweed — [byo͞o′gəl wēd΄] n. 1. BUGLE ☆ 2. any of a genus (Lycopus) of plants of the mint family, with tiny white or pale blue flowers …   English World dictionary

  • bugleweed — paprastoji vilkakojė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Notrelinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Lycopus europaeus), paplitęs Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Lycopus europaeus angl. bugleweed; European bugleweed; gypsywort šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Bugleweed — The name bugleweed can refer to two unrelated plants:* Bugle (plant), taxonomically Ajuga * Lycopus, the genus to which the gypsywort belongs …   Wikipedia

  • bugleweed — šliaužiančioji vaisgina statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Notrelinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Ajuga reptans), paplitęs Europoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Ajuga reptans angl. ajuga; blue bugle; bugleweed; carpet …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • bugleweed — virgininė vilkakojė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Notrelinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Lycopus virginicus), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Lycopus virginicus angl. bugleweed; water bugle; water horehound šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • bugleweed — noun Date: circa 1818 1. any of a genus (Lycopus) of mints; especially a North American perennial (L. virginicus) that is mildly narcotic and astringent 2. bugle I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bugleweed — noun a) An aromatic herb with small white flowers, Lycopus virginicus; water horehound b) Any of a group of herbs used for ground cover; bugle …   Wiktionary

  • bugleweed — bu·gle·weed byü gəl .wēd n any mint of the genus Lycopus esp a mildly narcotic and astringent herb (L. virginicus) of the eastern half of the U.S …   Medical dictionary

  • bugleweed — bu•gle•weed [[t]ˈbyu gəlˌwid[/t]] n. pln a plant belonging to the genus Lycopus, of the mint family, esp L. virginicus[/ex] • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

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