toadflax

noun
toad·​flax | \ ˈtōd-ˌflaks How to pronounce toadflax (audio) \

Definition of toadflax

: butter-and-eggs also : any of several related plants (especially genus Linaria) of the snapdragon family

Examples of toadflax in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These marshes also contain plants usually found in the high-altitude Alps, such as alpine toadflax and marsh gentian. National Geographic, 1 Sep. 2020 The weed-control scheme is supposed to help prevent the Colorado Butterfly Plant from being choked off by Canada thistle, leafy spurge, Dalmatian toadflax, hound’s tongue and hoary cress. Nathan Hodge, WIRED, 14 Apr. 2010

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First Known Use of toadflax

1578, in the meaning defined above

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“Toadflax.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toadflax. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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