One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small wild Eurasian snapdragon with reddish-purple flowers, naturalized in Britain and North America.
Misopates formerly 'Antirrhinum' orontium, family Scrophulariaceae
- ‘‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.