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1. (Plants) any of various Eurasian plants of the genus Picris, having oblong bristly leaves and clusters of dandelion-like flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
2. (Plants) any of various other plants having bristly tongue-shaped leaves, such as alkanet
3. (Cookery) the tongue of an ox, braised or boiled as food
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|Noun||1.||oxtongue - widespread European weed with spiny tongue-shaped leaves and yellow flowers; naturalized in United States|
genus Picris, Picris - genus of weedy Old World yellow-flowered herbs usually containing a bitter-tasting substance: bitterweed
weed - any plant that crowds out cultivated plants
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