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any of various plants of the genus Ajuga, having usually blue flowers and often cultivated as a ground cover.
Historical Examples

In the Pyrenees, according to Bentham, the flowers of ajuga iva are constantly deprived of their corolla.
Vegetable Teratology Maxwell T. Masters

In the ajuga there were 4000 pesos of gold belonging to the admiral, each peso being worth eight shillings.
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. III Robert Kerr

ajuga Chamæpitys mimics Euphorbia Cyparissias, with which it often grows, and which is protected by its acrid juice.
The Beauties of Nature Sir John Lubbock


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