Snapdragon

snapdragon

1. (Science: botany) Any plant of the scrrophulariaceous genus Antirrhinum, especially the cultivated A. Majus, whose showy flowers are fancifully likened to the face of a dragon. A west Indian herb (Ruellia tuberosa) with curiously shaped blue flowers.

2. A play in which raisins are snatched from a vessel containing burning brandy, and eaten; also, that which is so eaten. See Flapdragon.

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