Butter and eggs
Butter and eggs Butter and eggs, butter-and-eggs utter-and-eggs .(Bot.), a name given to several perennial plants having showy flowers of two shades of yellow, or of yellow and orange, such as {Narcissus incomparabilis} in Europe, and the toadflax ({Linaria vulgaris}) in the United States; the latter is a naturalized weed in North America.

Syn: toadflax, wild snapdragon, devil's flax, Linaria vulgaris. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • butter-and-eggs — Butter and eggs, butter and eggs utter and eggs .(Bot.), a name given to several perennial plants having showy flowers of two shades of yellow, or of yellow and orange, such as {Narcissus incomparabilis} in Europe, and the toadflax ({Linaria… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Butter-and-eggs — may refer to: * Various species of Narcissus * Linaria vulgaris , a plant called common toadflax * Triphysaria eriantha , a plant in the family Orobanchaceae * The Butter Eggs Days in Petaluma, California.ee also* Butter (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • butter-and-eggs — [but′ərən egz′] n. a common, weedy plant (Linaria vulgaris) of the figwort family, with spurred orange and yellow flowers …   English World dictionary

  • butter-and-eggs — /but euhr euhn egz /, n., pl. butter and eggs. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) any of certain plants whose flowers are of two shades of yellow, as the toadflax, Linaria vulgaris. [1770 80] * * * or toadflax Common perennial herbaceous plant… …   Universalium

  • butter and eggs — Toadflax Toad flax , n. (Bot.) An herb ({Linaria vulgaris}) of the Figwort family, having narrow leaves and showy orange and yellow flowers; called also {butter and eggs}, {flaxweed}, and {ramsted}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • butter-and-eggs — paprastoji linažolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bervidinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Linaria vulgaris), paplitęs Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Linaria vulgaris angl. butter and eggs; common toadflax; yellow toadflax; toadflax;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • butter-and-eggs — but′ter and eggs′ n. pl. but•ter and eggs. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) pln any of several plants whose flowers are of two shades of yellow, as the toadflax • Etymology: 1770–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • butter-and-eggs — noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1776 a common Eurasian perennial herb (Linaria vulgaris) of the snapdragon family that has showy yellow and orange flowers and is naturalized in much of North America called also toadflax …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • butter-and-eggs — noun common European perennial having showy yellow and orange flowers; a naturalized weed in North America • Syn: ↑toadflax, ↑wild snapdragon, ↑devil s flax, ↑Linaria vulgaris • Hypernyms: ↑flower • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • butter-and-eggs — noun the European plant toadflax (Linaria vulgaris) …   Wiktionary

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