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snapdragon

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noun snap·drag·on \ˈsnap-ˌdra-gən\

Simple Definition of snapdragon

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of snapdragon

  1. :  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 and Etymology of snapdragon

from the fancied resemblance of the flowers to the face of a dragon


First Known Use: 1573


SNAPDRAGON Defined for Kids

snapdragon

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noun snap·drag·on \ˈsnap-ˌdra-gən\

Definition of snapdragon for Students

  1. :  a garden plant with stalks of usually white, pink, red, or yellow flowers with petals resembling two lips




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