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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Tansy showing up here and there, also butter-and-eggs, added to the usual suspects.
Purple and pink and a few white lupines, yellow hawkweed, wild daisies, vetch, a patch or two of butter-and-eggs.
The prettier name of this one is "butter-and-eggs", for fairly obvious reasons.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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