Definition of Fritillary

1. Noun. Any liliaceous plant of the genus Fritillaria having nodding variously colored flowers.




2. Noun. Butterfly with brownish wings marked with black and silver.

Definition of Fritillary

1. n. A plant with checkered petals, of the genus Fritillaria: the Guinea-hen flower. See Fritillaria.

Definition of Fritillary

1. Noun. Any of several bulbous perennial plants, of the genus ''Fritillaria'', having flowers with a spotted or chequered pattern. ¹

2. Noun. Any of several butterflies, of the family ''Nymphalidae'', having wings with black or silvery spots. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fritillary

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Medical Definition of Fritillary

1. 1. A plant with checkered petals, of the genus Fritillaria: the Guinea-hen flower. See Fritillaria. 2. One of several species of butterflies belonging to Argynnis and allied genera; so called because the colouring of their wings resembles that of the common Fritillaria. See Aphrodite. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fritillary

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fritillaria
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fritillary (current term)
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Literary usage of Fritillary

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1. The Naturalist's Library edited by William Jardine (1835)
"DARK GREEN fritillary. Argynnis Aglaia. PLATE XV. Fio. 1. Pap. Aglaia, Linn. ... —Dark Green fritillary, Harris. VERY like the preceding on the upper side, ..."

2. Psyche: A Journal of Entomology by Cambridge Entomological Club (1877)
"The variegated fritillary, A name proposed by Gosse. 26. ... The silver-bordered fritillary. Called by Gosse the pearl-bordered fritillary, but the spots ..."

3. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and ...by Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"Ind. fritillary with a pale- green Flower, variegated with a deep Purple. ... The great- ett fritillary, of a worn out purple Colour, commonly called the ..."

4. Every-day Butterflies: A Group of Biographies by Samuel Hubbard Scudder (1899)
"Three species occur in the east, and the largest of them, and the one most commonly seen except in the north, is the Great Spangled fritillary. ..."

5. British Butterflies by James Duncan, Georges Cuvier (1860)
"Euphrasia, Lewin, pL 13—Small pearl-bordered fritillary, Haworth. RATHER smaller than the preceding, which it greatly resembles on the surface: the ..."

6. How to Know the Butterflies: A Manual of the Butterflies of the Eastern by John Henry Comstock, Anna Botsford Comstock (1904)
"... and occurs throughout the United States east of the Rocky Mountains, but is very rare in the northern half of this region. THE DIANA fritillary ..."

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