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calochortus


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mariposa  lily  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Calochortus 
  n  :  large  genus  of  western  North  American  leafy-stemmed  bulbous 
  herbs  [syn:  {Calochortus},  {genus  Calochortus}] 




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