Resembling or characteristic of flax.

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  • flaxlike — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective : resembling flax a slender flaxlike herb soft but tough flaxlike fiber …   Useful english dictionary

  • butter-and-eggs — /but euhr euhn egz /, n., pl. butter and eggs. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) any of certain plants whose flowers are of two shades of yellow, as the toadflax, Linaria vulgaris. [1770 80] * * * or toadflax Common perennial herbaceous plant… …   Universalium

  • Byssine — Bys sine, a. [L. byssinus made of byssus, Gr. by ssinos See {Byssus}.] Made of silk; having a silky or flaxlike appearance. Coles. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • toadflax — /tohd flaks /, n. 1. a common European plant, Linaria vulgaris, of the figwort family, having narrow leaves and showy yellow and orange flowers, naturalized as a weed in the U.S. 2. any plant of the same genus. [1570 80; TOAD + FLAX] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • byssaceous — bys·sa·ceous (bĭ saґshəs) [Gr. byssos flax] composed of fine flaxlike threads …   Medical dictionary

  • flax — [flaks] adj. [ME < OE fleax, akin to Ger flachs < IE base * plek , to plait, interweave > L plectere, plicare, Ger flechten] designating a family (Linaceae, order Linales) of dicotyledonous plants and shrubs usually having narrow leaves… …   English World dictionary

  • toadflax — [tōd′flaks΄] n. [from the spotted and flaxlike appearance of the parts] BUTTER AND EGGS …   English World dictionary

  • Agalinis — noun semiparasitic herb with purple or white or pink flowers; grows in the United States and West Indies • Syn: ↑genus Agalinis • Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Scrophulariaceae, ↑family Scrophulariaceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Camelina — noun annual and biennial herbs of Mediterranean to central Asia • Syn: ↑genus Camelina, ↑false flax • Hypernyms: ↑dilleniid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Cruciferae, ↑family Cruciferae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • toadflax — n. 1 any plant of the genus Linaria or Chaenorrhinum, with flaxlike leaves and spurred yellow or purple flowers . 2 a related plant, Cymbalaria muralis, with lilac flowers and ivy shaped leaves …   Useful english dictionary

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