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snapdragon

[ snap-drag-uhn ]

noun

  1. any plant belonging to the genus Antirrhinum, of the figwort family, especially A. majus, cultivated for its spikes of showy flowers, each having a corolla supposed to resemble the mouth of a dragon.


snapdragon

/ ˈsnæpˌdræɡən /

noun

  1. any of several scrophulariaceous chiefly Old World plants of the genus Antirrhinum, esp A. majus, of the Mediterranean region, having spikes of showy white, yellow, pink, red, or purplish flowers Also calledantirrhinum


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Word History and Origins

Origin of snapdragon1

First recorded in 1565–75; snap + dragon

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Word History and Origins

Origin of snapdragon1

C16: so named because the flowers, which are claimed to look like a dragon's head, have a ``mouth'' which snaps shut if squeezed open and then released

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Example Sentences

You may have heard the university is building a stadium named after a pretty flower, Snapdragon, which also is a family of technology platforms that bring users immersive, premium experiences and leading-edge performance.

One report, by VenuesNow, has Snapdragon, which is a division of Qualcomm, purchasing the naming rights.

Currently, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 and 888 Ultra are the top-of-the-line chipsets found in many flagship Android phones, including the Samsung Galaxy S21.

Qualcomm doesn't say anything, so we'll assume all the other cores are the same as the Snapdragon 865.

The processor is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, which generally powered flagship phones released in 2019.

From Fortune

Antirrhinum, an-tir-rī′num, n. the genus of plants to which Snapdragon belongs.

Snapdragon, scarlet and white, white and yellow, pure white; one and one-half feet; July and August.

They promised mistletoe, snapdragon, and Sir Roger de Coverley.

If you have a large glass fish-globe fill it with fresh water, and put in the snapdragon and wild carrot in a loose bouquet.

The pink snapdragon is best to use for the lady's head and the orange-colored one for the lion's.

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