ranstead

noun
ran·​stead | \ ˈranˌsted \
variants: or ramstead \ -​amˌ-​ \
plural -s

Definition of ranstead

: 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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History and Etymology for ranstead

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 22 Jan. 2021.

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