Definition of ajuga in English:



  • A plant of a genus that includes bugle.

    • ‘They left wide strips between large slabs of Arizona flagstone for planting, and filled the spaces with giant ajuga and Lamium maculatum ‘White Nancy’.’
    • ‘During the autumn, the foliage of tricolour sage and ajuga becomes burnished with bronze, plum, and garnet.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Other options include ajuga and low-growing herbs such as thyme.’
    • ‘Low-growirg ajuga grows between the corydalis and heucheras.’
    • ‘Another method of monitoring watering needs is to use a biological indicator plant such as impatiens, ajuga, or coleus.’
    • ‘It goes well with purple ajuga or the black grass, Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’.’
    • ‘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.’


Modern Latin, from medieval Latin ajuga.