three birds

noun plural but singular or plural in construction

Definition of three birds

1 : a perennial toadflax (Linaria triornithophora) of Spain cultivated for its showy purple and yellow flowers

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History and Etymology for three birds

so called from the suggested resemblance of the shape of flower to three birds perched on the spur

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“Three birds.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/three%20birds. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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