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Related to lungworts: pulmonarias
1. Any of several Eurasian plants of the genus Pulmonaria, having coiled clusters of blue or purple flowers and formerly used in treating respiratory disorders.
2. Any of various plants of the genus Mertensia, having drooping clusters of tubular, usually blue flowers.
1. (Plants) any of several Eurasian plants of the boraginaceous genus Pulmonaria, esp P. officinalis, which has spotted leaves and clusters of blue or purple flowers: formerly used to treat lung diseases
2. (Plants) any of various boraginaceous plants of the N temperate genus Mertensia, such as Mertensia maritima (sea lungwort), having drooping clusters of tubular usually blue flowers
any of several plants once believed to cure pulmonary disorders, esp. a European plant, Pulmonaria officinalis, having large spotted leaves and blue flowers.