One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Any of a number of plants that have yellow flowers with orange, red, or brown markings, supposedly suggestive of eggs and bacon.
a shrubby Australian bush plant (Bossiaea and other genera, family Leguminosae).
- ‘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.’
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