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Any of several plants of the genera Dracocephalum and Physostegia in the mint family, having terminal spikes of rose-pink or purplish flowers.
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(ˈdræɡənˌhɛd) or


1. (Plants) any plant of the genus Dracocephalum, of Europe, Asia, and North America, having dense spikes of white or bluish flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
2. (Plants) any North American plant of the related genus Physostegia, having pink or purplish flowers
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(ˈdræg ənˌhɛd)

also dragon's head

any of several mints of the genus Dracocephalum having spikes of double-lipped flowers.
[1500–10; translation of New Latin Dracocephalum]
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Noun1.dragonhead - American herb having sharply serrate lanceolate leaves and spikes of blue to violet flowersdragonhead - American herb having sharply serrate lanceolate leaves and spikes of blue to violet flowers
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
Dracocephalum, genus Dracocephalum - genus of American herbs and dwarf shrubs of the mind family: dragonheads
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Venskutonis, "Antioxidative activity of purple peril (Perilla frutescens L.), Moldavian dragonhead (Dracocephalum moldavica L.), and Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis L.) extracts in rapeseed oil," JAOCS, Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society, vol.
Sadat-Asilan, "Effects of Azocompost and urea on the herbage yield and contents and compositions of essential oils from two genotypes of dragonhead (Dracocephalum moldavica L.) in two regions of Iran," Food Chemistry, vol.
In an affidavit filed in federal court March 23, FBI Special Agent Emmanuel Pascua said Yee attracted the attention of the FBI through Chow, who was described as "the Dragonhead, or leader, of the San Francisco-based Chee Rung Tong organization."
The music starts 8pm with support from Nuneaton line-up Dragonhead, specialists in footstomping folk on guitars, bouzouki and accordion with a touch of Cajun.
virginiana; Obedient-Plant, False Dragonhead; Open floodplain woods along Mississinewa River, sandy substrate; Rare; C = 5; BSUH 17333.
The foods that are suitable for epoxides production include, for example, the oils of mustard, elder seed, crambe (Abyssinian cabbage) and dragonhead.
The research included marigold (Calendula officinalis), dragonhead (Dracocephalum moldavica L.), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), plantago (Plantago afra L.), clary (a), sage (Salvia viridis), sideritis (Sideritis m), and milk thistle(Silybun marianum).
Police appealed for help in identifying him and put out his picture, plus one of the distinctive triple dragonhead tattoo on his arm.
As they rush to the city however, so-called "dragonhead" firms lease abandoned tracts of land (the spouses and siblings the men leave behind are unable to handle it alone) to corporate development.