variants or ramstead
plural -s
: an erect perennial Old World toadflax (Linaria vulgaris) that bears racemes of pale yellow to citron yellow flowers with coppery markings and is naturalized in North America where it is sometimes a troublesome weed

Word History


probably after Ranstead, 18th century American born in Wales

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“Ranstead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ranstead. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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