Definition of Guinea-hen flower

1. Noun. Eurasian checkered lily with pendant flowers usually veined and checkered with purple or maroon on a pale ground and shaped like the bells carried by lepers in medieval times; widely grown as an ornamental.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Guinea-hen Flower

guilty pleasure
guilty pleasures
guiltylike
guiltyness
guimbard
guimbards
guimp
guimpe
guimped
guimpes
guimping
guimps
guinea
guinea-bissau
guinea-fowl
guinea-hen flower (current term)
guinea-pig
guinea-worm
guinea corn yaws
guinea flower
guinea fowl
guinea fowls
guinea gold
guinea gold vine
guinea green B
guinea hen
guinea hen weed
guinea keet
guinea keets
guinea pig

Literary usage of Guinea-hen flower

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1. Popular Flowers, and how to Cultivate Them by Edward Sprague Rand (1876)
"GUINEA HEN FLOWER, CROWN IMPERIAL. IN the earliest days of spring, the stout, blunt shoots of the Crown Imperial (f. imperialis) are seen pushing up from ..."

2. Seventy-five Popular Flowers, and how to Cultivate Them by Edward Sprague Rand (1870)
"Popularly it is known as the "guinea hen flower," from the tessellated marking of the petals, which, in the more common variety, are purplish, ..."

3. The Floricultural Cabinet, and Florists Magazine by Joseph Harrison (1853)
"It has many familiar English names, such as Chess-board flower, Turkey-hen flower, guinea-hen flower, Chequered Daffodil, Lily of the dell, and Snake's-head ..."

4. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"guinea-hen flower. Fritillaria Meleagris, L.—From the chequered markings of the flower like the spots on the bird. Cumb. EDS Gloss. C. 8. Prior, p. 99. ..."

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