ranstead

noun ran·stead \ˈranˌsted\
variants: or

ramstead

\-amˌ-\

Definition of ranstead

plural

-s

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of ranstead

probably after Ranstead, 18th century American born in Wales


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