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Meaning of MARIPOSA LILY

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any of several plants of the genus Calochortus having tulip-shaped flowers with 3 sepals and 3 petals; southwestern United States and Mexico
 
 Synonyms: mariposa, mariposa tulip
 
 See Also: Calochortus, Calochortus elegans, Calochortus kennedyi, Calochortus luteus, Calochortus macrocarpus, desert mariposa tulip, elegant cat's ears, genus Calochortus, liliaceous plant, sagebrush mariposa tulip, star tulip, yellow mariposa tulip

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ma`ri*po"sa lil`y\ [Sp. mariposa a butterfly + E.
lily. So called from the gay apperance of the blossoms.]
(Bot.)
One of a genus ({Calochortus}) of tuliplike bulbous herbs
with large, and often gaycolored, blossoms. Called also
{butterfly lily}. Most of them are natives of California.

 

 

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