(From bucca, the cheek). The small glandular bodies on the inside of the cheeks. They open by small holes or orifices through the inner membrane of the mouth. Winslow.
(From buccellatus, cut into small pieces). A method of stopping the blood by applying lint, cut into small square pieces, upon the vein or artery.
(From buccella, a morsel. Buccella purgatoria, and buccellatus. A purging medicine, made up in the form of a loaf, consisting of scammony, etc. put into fermented flour, and then baked in an oven.
(From buccino, the trumpet). So called from its trumpet-like shape. The whelk. Whelks calcined have the same effects as the purple fish, but are somewhat more caustic. The shells filled with salt, then burned in a crude earthen pot, make a good dentifrice. It is a sea shell fish, of which there are many sorts, but the shells are all absorbents.
(A dim. of bucca). The cheek. The fleshy part under the chin.
Or Buceros. See Bouceras.
(From an ox, and a head). So called because it resembles an ox's head. See Antirrhinum.
A ring made of the horn of a buffalo, which is worn on the ring finger to cure the cramp.
Chilblain. See Pernio.
(From an ox, and a tongue; so called from the shape and roughness of its leaf). Bugloss; called also buglossum angustifolium majus, buglossum vulgare majus, buglossum sativum. Garden bugloss. Anchusa officinalis Lin. Sp. Pi. 191.
The garden bugloss is a rough plant, resembling borage, and differing from it chiefly in the leaves being narrow, less prickly, not wrinkled, and of a bluish green colour, and in the segments of the flowers being obtuse. It grows wild on waste grounds in the southern parts of Europe, is cultivated with us in gardens, flowers from June to the end of summer, and in winter it dies to the ground, but the roots continue. It is a name of the borrago, and as a medicine is nearly similar, but its roots are less mucilaginous.
(From an ox, and to be bred, or generated of ). An epithet for bees, because the ancients thought them to be bred from the putrefaction of an ox. See Apes.
(A dim. of buglossa; and said to be so called from its resemblance). Bugle. Called also con-nolida Media, prunella Germanis, symphitum medium, and middle consound. The sort used in medicine is the ajuga reptans Lin. Sp. Pi. 785.
It is a low plant, with round, creeping, and upright square stalks. They bear loose spikes of blue flowers; the leaves are somewhat oval, soft, and set in pairs about the joints of the sulks. It is perennial, found wild in woods and moist meadows, and flowers in May. It is mildly astringent; the root is the most so.