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snapdragon

noun snap·drag·on \ˈsnap-ˌdra-gən\

: a tall plant that has many usually pink, white, red, or yellow flowers

Full Definition of SNAPDRAGON

:  any of a genus (Antirrhinum of the family Scrophulariaceae, the snapdragon family) of herbs having showy bilabiate flowers; especially :  a widely cultivated one (A. majus) of Mediterranean origin having usually pink, red, yellow, or white flowers

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Origin of SNAPDRAGON

from the fancied resemblance of the flowers to the face of a dragon
First Known Use: 1573

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