bugleweed


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bu·gle·weed

 (byo͞o′gəl-wēd′)
n.
1. See bugle3.
2. See water horehound.

[From Middle English bugle; see bugle3.]

bugleweed

(ˈbjuːɡəlˌwiːd)
n
1. (Plants) Also called: water horehound US any aromatic plant of the genus Lycopus, having small whitish or pale blue flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates). See also gipsywort
2. (Plants) another name for bugle2

bu•gle•weed

(ˈbyu gəlˌwid)

n.
a plant belonging to the genus Lycopus, of the mint family, esp. L. virginicus.
[1855–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bugleweed - a mildly narcotic and astringent aromatic herb having small whitish flowersbugleweed - a mildly narcotic and astringent aromatic herb having small whitish flowers; eastern United States
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Lycopus, Lycopus - small genus of herbs of the mint family
2.bugleweed - any of various low-growing annual or perennial evergreen herbs native to Eurasia; used for ground cover
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
Ajuga reptans, creeping bugle - low rhizomatous European carpeting plant having spikes of blue flowers; naturalized in parts of United States
Ajuga genevensis, blue bugle, erect bugle - upright rhizomatous perennial with bright blue flowers; southern Europe
Ajuga pyramidalis, pyramid bugle - European evergreen carpeting perennial
Ajuga chamaepitys, yellow bugle, ground pine - low-growing annual with yellow flowers dotted red; faintly aromatic of pine resin; Europe, British Isles and North Africa
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Motherwort (Leonuris) and bugleweed (Lycopus) are two plant antithyroid drugs.
Included are the three Bees' jubilee clematises; bugleweed, a dark-leafed perennial ground covering; and an ornamental grass called Miscanthus adagio.
The genus of Ajuga L or bugleweed belongs to the family Lami-aceae (the mint family), which also includes tall timber trees such as teak and aromatic or culinary species such as sage, thyme, mint, oregano, rosemary, lavender, basils and patchouli.