toad flax

toadflax

[tohd-flaks]
noun
1.
a common European plant, Linaria vulgaris, of the figwort family, having narrow leaves and showy yellow-and-orange flowers, naturalized as a weed in the U.S.
2.
any plant of the same genus.

Origin:
1570–80; toad + flax

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

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