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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Millennial Pink) at weddings this year, this colorful array of peonies, snapdragons, alliums and dahlias is a refreshing change from the recent norm.
Both offer an astounding selection, from deep purple anemones to silky white calla lilies to pastel pink snapdragons.
However, their florets are much smaller than those of snapdragons.
Plants for sale include flowers such as zinnias, petunias, wave petunias, marigolds, celosia, coleus, snapdragons, salvia, spiderwort, geraniums, impatiens and begonias.
For spring companion plants that, like pansies, can weather spring’s cold, Chacon suggests snapdragons, dianthus and stock.
Plant colorful annuals such as snapdragons and pansies.
When cheaper imports started entering the market, the farm switched to growing lilies, snapdragons and other flowers that are harder to ship.
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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: 1573See Words from the same year
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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