snake's-head

[ sneyks-hed ]
/ ˈsneɪksˌhɛd /

noun

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Origin of snake's-head

First recorded in 1730–40
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British Dictionary definitions for snake's head

snake's head

noun

a European fritillary plant, Fritillaria meleagris, of damp meadows, having purple-and-white chequered flowers

Word Origin for snake's head

C19: so called because its buds are claimed to resemble a snake's head
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