Definition of snapdragon
: 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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However, their florets are much smaller than those of snapdragons.
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Origin and Etymology of snapdragon
from the fancied resemblance of the flowers to the face of a dragon
First Known Use: 1573
SNAPDRAGON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of snapdragon for English Language Learners
: a tall plant that has many usually pink, white, red, or yellow flowers
SNAPDRAGON Defined for Kids
Definition of snapdragon for Students
: a garden plant with stalks of usually white, pink, red, or yellow flowers with petals resembling two lips
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