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toadflax

[tohd-flaks] /ˈtoʊdˌflæks/
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 of toadflax
1570-1580
1570-80; toad + flax
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  • The stems of the Red Valerian are tall and upright; those of the toadflax are slender and drooping.

    Wildflowers of the Farm Arthur Owens Cooke
  • Strong woody knapweed endures it, so does toadflax and pale blue scabious, and wild mignonette.

    The Pageant of Summer Richard Jefferies
British Dictionary definitions for toadflax

toadflax

/ˈtəʊdˌflæks/
noun
1.
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
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