toad·​flax ˈtōd-ˌflaks How to pronounce toadflax (audio)
: 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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Word History

First Known Use

1578, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of toadflax was in 1578

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“Toadflax.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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