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- n. Any member of the genus Echium of flowering plants.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of boraginaceous plants, tall hairy herbs or somewhat shrubby, natives of the old world.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a genus of bristly herbs and shrubs of the family Boraginaceae
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I was searching for echium seeds and mistakenly felt that summer several years ago would be hot and long enough to grow those towering biennials that snake way up to the sky, attracting bees and insects way up above most other plants.
Another is partnering with the cosmetics industry, growing oil seed plants such as cuphea and echium that are used in creams.
Got over that fairly quickly, just in time to stumble upon a mini hill of echium at the De Young Museum that made me reconsider every shade of blue I've ever loved.
13-Jun-2007 - The UK's Food Standards Agency has issued a draft opinion on that would grant refined echium oil the go-ahead to be marketed in Europe as a novel food and is seeking comments prior to its final decision.