noun, plural but·ter-and-eggs. (used with a singular or plural verb)
Origin of butter-and-eggs
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The snapdragon (perhaps you call it butter-and-eggs) does not mind at all where it grows.Mother Nature's Toy-Shop|Lina Beard
And the Moosewood shares the mystery of the Butter-and-eggs as well as its color.Old-Time Gardens|Alice Morse Earle
The flowers of Butter-and-Eggs are yellow and orange, and the common name refers to these two shades of yellow.Flowers of Mountain and Plain|Edith S. Clements
Another flower of the waste places is a pretty little toad flax, or butter-and-eggs.
It is probably called "butter-and-eggs" because of the two shades of yellow.