butter-and-eggs

[ buht-er-uh n-egz ]
/ ˈbʌt ər ənˈɛgz /

noun, plural but·ter-and-eggs. (used with a singular or plural verb)

any of certain plants whose flowers are of two shades of yellow, as the toadflax, Linaria vulgaris.

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Origin of butter-and-eggs

First recorded in 1770–80
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butter-and-eggs

noun

(functioning as singular) any of various plants, such as toadflax, the flowers of which are of two shades of yellow
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