Definition of hound's tongue in English:

hound's tongue

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  • A tall plant of the borage family, which bears long silky hairs, small purplish flowers, and tongue-shaped leaves, and has a mousy smell.
    • Cynoglossum officinale, family Boraginaceae
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    • The large nutrient reserves in seeds of hound's tongue allow rapid seedling root growth.
    • In case you are not familiar with hound's tongue, please get familiar with it and watch for large populations.
    • Like blue hound's tongue, this plant has burrs that attach to cattle, causing irritation.

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