Barbara's buttons

noun plural but singular or plural in construction

Bar·​ba·​ra'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

Word History


from the name Barbara

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“Barbara's buttons.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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