Snapdragon Definition

snăpdrăgən
snapdragons
noun
Any of a genus (Antirrhinum) of perennial plants of the figwort family, with showy white, yellow, red, or purplish flowers; esp., a common garden species (A. majus) with white, purple, crimson, etc., saclike, two-lipped, closed flowers.
Webster's New World
A game in which raisins or the like are snatched from a bowl of burning brandy.
Webster's New World
That which is so snatched.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Snapdragon

Noun

Singular:
snapdragon
Plural:
snapdragons

Origin of Snapdragon

  • From the imagined resemblance of the flowers to the mouth of a dragon

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • snap +"Ž dragon

    From Wiktionary

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