Definition of ajuga in English:

ajuga

noun

  • A plant of a genus that includes bugle.

    • ‘Lower to ground level, creeping plants such as ajuga, lambs' ears and lysimachera combine well with clumps of black mondo grass, striped liriope and Festuca glauca in a satisfying tapestry of colourful cover.’
    • ‘That said, the softly spreading ajuga, native violet, periwinkle and members of the plectranthus family offer a variety of leaf colours and shapes and flower periodically.’
    • ‘Another method of monitoring watering needs is to use a biological indicator plant such as impatiens, ajuga, or coleus.’
    • ‘Low-growirg ajuga grows between the corydalis and heucheras.’
    • ‘In another area I have strawberry plants running rampant over the ground around the other plants. I'm using Purple Brocade ajuga in another because I have a lot of gold foliage there and I like the contrast.’
    • ‘It goes well with purple ajuga or the black grass, Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’.’
    • ‘Other options include ajuga and low-growing herbs such as thyme.’
    • ‘During the autumn, the foliage of tricolour sage and ajuga becomes burnished with bronze, plum, and garnet.’
    • ‘This method works well with groundcovers and other plants that spread quickly, such as creeping thyme, mints, lamb's ears, ajuga, vinca, mums, asters, and daisies.’
    • ‘They left wide strips between large slabs of Arizona flagstone for planting, and filled the spaces with giant ajuga and Lamium maculatum ‘White Nancy’.’

Origin

Modern Latin, from medieval Latin ajuga.

Pronunciation

ajuga

/əˈdʒuːɡə/