Definition of Paterson's curse in English:

Paterson's curse

(also Patterson's curse)


Australian, NZ
  • A European bugloss, Echium plantagineum, a blue-flowered plant which has become a serious pasture weed in much of southern and western Australia and in parts of New Zealand, but is also valued for emergency fodder and as a honeybee plant.


Early 20th century. From the genitive of the surname Paterson + curse.


Paterson's curse

/ˌpatəs(ə)nz ˈkəːs/