from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various Eurasian plants of the genus Echium, including the blueweed, having bright blue to white flowers, bristly foliage, and a dense scorpioid inflorescence.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a species of Echium.
- n. a rough-leaved biennial herb (Echium vulgare) having showy purplish blue flowers. It is sometimes cultivated, but has become a pestilent weed in fields from New York to Virginia. Also called blue weed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See Echium.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a coarse prickly European weed with spikes of blue flowers; naturalized in United States
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