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weasel's snout

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Definition of weasel's snout in English:

noun

A small wild Eurasian snapdragon with reddish-purple flowers, naturalized in Britain and North America.
  • Misopates (formerly Antirrhinum) orontium, family Scrophulariaceae
Example sentences
  • On the county's arable farm land the cornflower, the corn buttercup, the dense flowered fumitory, the Venus looking glass and the weasel's snout are all in decline.
  • ‘With names like weasel's snout, dwarf spurge and broad-fruited cornsalad, some arable plants sound as if their proper place is in a Shakespearian witches' cauldron,’ she said.
  • Corncockle and weasel's snout, lapwing, bittern and water vole: not, as they sound, the ingredients of a witch's brew, merely the most picturesque of the flora and fauna that risk becoming casualties of the latest example of administrative failure.

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