but·​ter-and-eggs ˌbə-tər-ᵊn-ˈegz How to pronounce butter-and-eggs (audio)
plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: a common Eurasian perennial herb (Linaria vulgaris) of the snapdragon family that has showy yellow and orange flowers and is naturalized in much of North America

called also toadflax

Word History

First Known Use

1756, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of butter-and-eggs was in 1756

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Cite this Entry

“Butter-and-eggs.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butter-and-eggs. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


singular or plural noun
: any of several plants related to the snapdragons and having flowers of yellow and orange
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