snapdragon

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noun snap·drag·on \ˈsnap-ˌdra-gən\

Definition of snapdragon

  1. :  any of a genus (Antirrhinum of the family Scrophulariaceae, the snapdragon family) of herbs having showy bilabiate flowers; especially :  a widely cultivated one (A. majus) of Mediterranean origin having usually pink, red, yellow, or white flowers

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Origin and Etymology of snapdragon

from the fancied resemblance of the flowers to the face of a dragon


SNAPDRAGON Defined for English Language Learners

snapdragon

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Definition of snapdragon for English Language Learners

  • : a tall plant that has many usually pink, white, red, or yellow flowers


SNAPDRAGON Defined for Kids

snapdragon

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noun snap·drag·on \ˈsnap-ˌdra-gən\

Definition of snapdragon for Students

  1. :  a garden plant with stalks of usually white, pink, red, or yellow flowers with petals resembling two lips



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