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fritillary


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fritillary  \Frit"il*la*ry\,  n. 
  1.  (Bot.)  A  plant  with  checkered  petals,  of  the  genus 
  Fritillaria:  the  Guinea-hen  flower.  See  {Fritillaria}. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  One  of  several  species  of  butterflies  belonging 
  to  {Argynnis}  and  allied  genera;  --  so  called  because  the 
  coloring  of  their  wings  resembles  that  of  the  common 
  {Fritillaria}.  See  {Aphrodite}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fritillary 
  n  1:  any  liliaceous  plant  of  the  genus  Fritillaria  having  nodding 
  variously  colored  flowers  [syn:  {checkered  lily}] 
  2:  butterfly  with  brownish  wings  marked  with  black  and  silver 




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