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butter-and-eggs

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. A weedy perennial herb (Linaria vulgaris) native to Eurasia, having narrow leaves and racemes of showy, long-spurred yellow and orange flowers. Also called toadflax.

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  • n. the European plant toadflax (Linaria vulgaris)

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Examples

  • Tansy showing up here and there, also butter-and-eggs, added to the usual suspects.

    Xenophobia in strange places

  • Purple and pink and a few white lupines, yellow hawkweed, wild daisies, vetch, a patch or two of butter-and-eggs.

    Sunday roadkill report

  • The prettier name of this one is "butter-and-eggs", for fairly obvious reasons.

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  • The butter-and-eggs plant, they were well aware, was as free as the clover, or the milk-weed blossoms, or any other of the wild flowers.

    The Tale of Betsy Butterfly Tuck-Me-In Tales

  • Post-office with the Letter for you, which I had all the while in my breast, and then came home at a decent butter-and-eggs trot, rather gratified than otherwise to observe the loss of the groom's hat, and other difficulties which even he had to struggle with on the back of

    New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • I am always sure when I see bouncing-bet, butter-and-eggs, and tawny lilies growing in a tangle together that in their midst may be found an untrodden door-stone, a fallen chimney, or a filled-in well.

    Home Life in Colonial Days

  • The sunshine was genial to my chilled frame; through the palings I could see double rows of hyacinths, tulips, and butter-and-eggs, edging the walks, and bushes of lilacs and snowballs almost in bloom, just as they had looked before I went up to the lumber-room.

    When Grandmamma Was New The Story of a Virginia Childhood

  • The hues of wild flowers vary with their situation: in shady woodlands the toadflax or butter-and-eggs is often pale -- a sulphur colour; upon the Downs it is a deep and beautiful yellow.

    Round About a Great Estate

  • They prefer plain, butter-and-eggs people whom they can see and feel comfortable with rather than extraordinary, superior, invisible heroes of the past.

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