butter-and-eggs


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but·ter-and-eggs

(bŭt′ər-ən-ĕgz′)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
A weedy perennial herb (Linaria vulgaris) native to Eurasia, having narrow leaves and racemes of showy, long-spurred yellow and orange flowers.

butter-and-eggs

n
(Plants) (functioning as singular) any of various plants, such as toadflax, the flowers of which are of two shades of yellow

but′ter-and-eggs′



n., pl. but•ter-and-eggs. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
any of several plants whose flowers are of two shades of yellow, as the toadflax.
[1770–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.butter-and-eggs - common European perennial having showy yellow and orange flowersbutter-and-eggs - common European perennial having showy yellow and orange flowers; a naturalized weed in North America
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Linaria, Linaria - genus of herbs and subshrubs having showy flowers: spurred snapdragon
blue toadflax, Linaria canadensis, old-field toadflax - North American plant having racemes of blue-violet flowers