- any of various plants belonging to the genus Linaria, of the figwort family, especially of the cultivated species, as L. maroccana or L. aeruginea, having slender clusters of spurred flowers in a variety of colors.
Origin of linaria
1570–80; < New Latin; Medieval Latin līnāria toadflax, equivalent to Latin līn(um) flax + -āria -ary
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Examples from the Web for linaria
Linaria Cymbalaria, the ivy-leaved toadflax of English gardens.Modern Painters Vol. III.
He has given me a plant (Linaria purpurea) from the tomb of Cicero.Story of My Life, volumes 1-3
Augustus J. C. Hare
Naudin obtained the same result from crossing a peloric Linaria with the common form.
Lastly, Linaria produces two kinds of peloric flowers, one having simple petals, and the other having them all spurred.
The occurrence both of regular and irregular peloria on the same plant has frequently been observed in Linaria.Vegetable Teratology
Maxwell T. Masters