One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Any of a number of plants having two shades of yellow in the flower, especially yellow toadflax.
- ‘On the picnic table, Angela had arranged a vase of wildflowers picked by the road, which she now identified for me: viper's bugloss, butter-and-eggs, oxeye daisy.’
- ‘Butter-and-eggs received its common name from the flower colors which resemble egg yolks and butter.’
- ‘Butter and Eggs is also known as Bread and Butter and several other common names referring to the color.’
- ‘Butter-and-Eggs derives its name from the color of its blossoms.’
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