Definition of eggs and bacon in English:

Share this entry

eggs and bacon

(also egg and bacon)


Any of a number of plants that have yellow flowers with orange, red, or brown markings, supposedly suggestive of eggs and bacon, in particular.
  • Bird’s-foot trefoil. A shrubby Australian bush plant (Bossiaea and other genera, family Leguminosae)..
Example sentences
  • This is a South Australian plant with a low spreading habit with 'eggs and bacon' flowers in spring.
  • Known by a huge variety of country names (Tom Thumb and Eggs and Bacon being perhaps the most common) this plant is worth its weight in gold.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: eggs and ba·con

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.