Definition of Oxtongue

1. Noun. Widespread European weed with spiny tongue-shaped leaves and yellow flowers; naturalized in United States.

Exact synonyms: Bitterweed, Bristly Oxtongue, Bugloss, Picris Echioides
Group relationships: Genus Picris, Picris
Generic synonyms: Weed



Definition of Oxtongue

1. n. A name given to several plants, from the shape and roughness of their leaves; as, Anchusa officinalis, a kind of bugloss, and Helminthia echioides, both European herbs.

Definition of Oxtongue

1. Noun. Beef tongue (a foodstuff). ¹

2. Noun. A flowering plant of the genus ''Picris'', especially ''Picris echioides'', the bristly oxtongue. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Oxtongue

1. a European herb [n -S]

Medical Definition of Oxtongue

1. A name given to several plants, from the shape and roughness of their leaves; as, Anchusa officinalis, a kind of bugloss, and Helminthia echioides, both European herbs. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Oxtongue

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Sessional Papers by Ontario Legislative Assembly (1910)
"oxtongue Lake. Bridges.—Repairs were made to several bridges on the road from Dwight to oxtongue Lake, in McClintock Township. ..."

2. Plant Names, Scientific and Popular, Including in the Case of Each Plant the by Albert Brown Lyons (1900)
"PICRIS, L. Picris, oxtongue. Compositae. From Greek, "bitter". Syn. ... Europe, adv. in US, is called Bristly oxtongue, ..."

3. The British poets, including translations by British poets (1822)
"The oxtongue was probably the carex acuta of Virgil. The leaves of this plant are so sharp, that it wounds the tongues of oxen, ..."

4. The idyllia, epigrams, and fragments, of Theocritus, Bion, and Moschus, with by Theocritus, Bion (1792)
"The oxtongue (Baro/xo» o'£v) was probably the Carex acuta of VIRGIL. The leaves of this plant are fo ..."

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