from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See bugle3.
  • n. See water horehound.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An aromatic herb with small white flowers, Lycopus virginicus; water horehound
  • n. Any of a group of herbs used for ground cover; bugle

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The common name of the North American plant Lycopus Virginicus, reputed astringent and sedative, and used as a remedy for hemorrhage from the lungs.
  • n. Same as Ajuga.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a mildly narcotic and astringent aromatic herb having small whitish flowers; eastern United States
  • n. any of various low-growing annual or perennial evergreen herbs native to Eurasia; used for ground cover


From Middle English bugle; see bugle3.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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