from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several Eurasian plants of the genus Cynoglossum, having hairy leaves, small reddish-purple flowers, and prickly clinging fruit.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Alternative form of hound's tongue.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A biennial weed (Cynoglossum officinale), with soft tongue-shaped leaves, and an offensive odor. It bears nutlets covered with barbed or hooked prickles. Called also dog's-tongue.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A familiar and troublesome weed, Cynoglossum officinale, a native of Europe and Russian Asia, but now naturalized in North America. The large nutlets adhere to the fleece of sheep. Also called dog's-tongue.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. biennial shrub of Europe and western Asia having coarse tongue-shaped leaves and dark reddish-purple flowers
- n. perennial shrub of North America having coarse tongue-shaped leaves and pale-blue to purple flowers
Middle English houndes-tongue, from Old English hundes-tunge (translation of Latin cynoglōssus, from Greek kunoglōssos) : hundes, genitive of hund, hound; see hound + tunge, tongue; see tongue.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)