Barbara's buttons

noun plural but singular or plural in construction
Bar·​ba·​ra's buttons | \ ˈbärb(ə)rəz- \

Definition of Barbara's buttons

: a plant of the genus Marshallia (family Compositae) especially : a low-growing perennial herb (M. trinervia) sometimes cultivated and having purplish flowers in globose heads

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from the name Barbara

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“Barbara's buttons.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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