Definition of eggs and bacon in English:

eggs and bacon


  • [mass noun] Any of a number of plants with yellow flowers marked with orange, red, or brown, supposedly suggestive of eggs and bacon, in particular.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This is a South Australian plant with a low spreading habit with 'eggs and bacon' flowers in spring.’