Definition of hound's-tongue in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhoun(d)zˌtəNG/


A tall plant of the borage family that has a mousy smell and bears long silky hairs, small purplish flowers, and tongue-shaped leaves.
  • Cynoglossum officinale, family Boraginaceae
Example sentences
  • 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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