from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants, natural order Boraginaceæ, consisting of about 60 herbaceous species, of temperate regions and the mountains of the tropics.
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- n. a large genus of tall rough herbs belonging to the family Boraginaceae
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"Lichen with milk in the morning, syrup of marshmallow, two cynoglossum pills!" ordered De Espadaña.
In Italy it is the same, only in it you have the soft tender green of budding vines, fig trees, and pomegranate; and here in Austria, the glorious Carinthian mountains are veined with masses of the intense azure of the cynoglossum, while the plains below are rich in mantles of the Imperial blue of the exquisite gentians.
And again: "A drink for a fiend-sick man, to be drunk out of a church bell: Githrife, cynoglossum, yarrow, lupin, flower-de-luce, fennel, lichen, lovage.
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