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To an account of the plantago may be annexed that of the buglossos, the leaf of which resembles an ox tongue.1 The main peculiarity of this plant is, that if put into wine, it pro- motes2 mirth and hilarity, whence it has obtained the additional name of "euphrosynum."3

1 Whence its name. from the Greek. Sprengel and Desfontaines identify it with the Borrago officinalis of Linnæus, our Borage. Littré gives the Anchusa. Italica.

2 Though Pliny's assertion is supported by the authority of the School of Salerno, Fée treats it as entirely unfounded. Leaves of borage still form an ingredient in the beverages known as Copas and Cider-cup at Cam- bridge. See this usage, and the identity of the Buglossos discussed at some length by Beckmann, Hist. Inv. Vol. ii. p. 340, .Bohn's Ed.

3 "Promoting cheerfulness."

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