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toad·flax

 (tōd′flăks′)
n.
Any of various plants chiefly of the genus Linaria, having narrow leaves and spurred, two-lipped flowers, especially butter-and-eggs.

toadflax

(ˈtəʊdˌflæks)
n
(Plants) any of various scrophulariaceous plants of the genus Linaria, esp L. vulgaris, having narrow leaves and spurred two-lipped yellow-orange flowers. Also called: butter-and-eggs

toad•flax

(ˈtoʊdˌflæks)

n.
a common weed, Linaria vulgaris, of the figwort family, with narrow leaves and clustered flowers of bright orange and yellow. Compare butter-and-eggs.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.toadflax - common European perennial having showy yellow and orange flowerstoadflax - 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
Translations
lnica

toadflax

[ˈtəʊdflæks] Nlinaria f
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