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toadflax

[ tohd-flaks ]
/ ˈtoʊdˌflæks /
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noun
a common European plant, Linaria vulgaris, of the figwort family, having narrow leaves and showy yellow-and-orange flowers, naturalized as a weed in the U.S.
any plant of the same genus.
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Origin of toadflax

First recorded in 1570–80; toad + flax
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British Dictionary definitions for toadflax

toadflax
/ (ˈtəʊdˌflæks) /

noun
any of various scrophulariaceous plants of the genus Linaria, esp L. vulgaris, having narrow leaves and spurred two-lipped yellow-orange flowersAlso called: butter-and-eggs
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