Definition of antirrhinum noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌæntɪˈraɪnəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæntɪˈraɪnəm//
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a plant of the type that includes the snapdragon Word Originfrom Latin, from Greek antirrhinon, from anti- ‘counterfeiting’ + rhis, rhin- ‘nose’, from the resemblance of the flower to an animal's snout.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: antirrhinum