Antirrhinum

(redirected from antirrhinums)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

antirrhinum

(ˌæntɪˈraɪnəm)
n
(Plants) any scrophulariaceous plant of the genus Antirrhinum, esp the snapdragon, which have two-lipped flowers of various colours
[C16: via Latin from Greek antirrhinon, from anti- (imitating) + rhis nose; so called from a fancied likeness to an animal's snout]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antirrhinum - a genus of herbs of the family Scrophulariaceae with brightly colored irregular flowersAntirrhinum - a genus of herbs of the family Scrophulariaceae with brightly colored irregular flowers
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Scrophulariaceae, figwort family, foxglove family, Scrophulariaceae - a family of dicotyledonous plants of the order Polemoniales; includes figwort and snapdragon and foxglove and toadflax and speedwell and mullein; in some classifications placed in the order Scrophulariales
snapdragon - a garden plant of the genus Antirrhinum having showy white or yellow or crimson flowers resembling the face of a dragon
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations

antirrhinum

[ˌæntɪˈraɪnəm] Nantirrino m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

antirrhinum

nLöwenmaul nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

antirrhinum

[ˌæntɪˈraɪnəm] nantirrino
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
Indeed, we may sometimes observe a mere tendency to produce a rudiment inherited: for instance, in the common snapdragon(Antirrhinum) a rudiment of a fifth stamen so often appears, that this plant must have an inherited tendency to produce it.
A boxwood parterre of a vast St Andrew's Cross in yellow and red (especially antirrhinums and roses), the Drummond colours, with sundial centrepiece.
Plant pelargoniums, begonias, lobelias and antirrhinums into your pots and beds.
It's summer bedding time so if you fancy some colour, plant some pelargoniums, begonias, lobelias and antirrhinums into your pots and beds.
It's summer bedding time so if you fancy some colour, plant some JOBS FOR THE WEEK pelargoniums, begonias, lobelias and antirrhinums into your pots and beds.
3 Antirrhinums Better known as snapdragons, these are a great way of providing instant colour and filling gaps in borders.
It's summer bedding time, so if you fancy some colour, plant some pelargoniums, begonias, lobelias and antirrhinums in your pots and beds.
Use a heated propagator to sow half-hardy annuals and other bedders like antirrhinums, African marigolds, begonias, gazanias and lobelias ?
A Both antirrhinums and dianthus will flower well into the autumn and if you trim them lightly they will reflower early next spring.
Petunias, antirrhinums, pelargoniums, penstemons and verbena are especially good.
9 START to harden off the hardier bedding plants such as antirrhinums. Pinch out growing points to encourage bushier plants.
Snap dragons (antirrhinums) will be ready to plant out in May for July flowering.