snapdragon

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English[edit]

Antirrhinum majus

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Etymology[edit]

snap +‎ dragon. The flowers are supposed to resemble a dragon's face.

Noun[edit]

snapdragon ‎(plural snapdragons)

  1. Any plant of the genus Antirrhinum, with showy yellow, white or red flowers.
  2. A game in which raisins are snatched from a vessel containing burning brandy, and eaten.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Swift to this entry?)

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