Definition of Mariposa lily

1. Noun. Any of several plants of the genus Calochortus having tulip-shaped flowers with 3 sepals and 3 petals; southwestern United States and Mexico.




Definition of Mariposa lily

1. Noun. One of a genus (''Calochortus'') of tulip-like bulbous herbs with large and often brightly coloured blossoms. ¹

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Medical Definition of Mariposa lily

1. One of a genus (Calochortus) of tuliplike bulbous herbs with large, and often gaycoloured, blossoms. Called also butterfly lily. most of them are natives of California. Origin: Sp. Mariposa a butterfly + E. Lily. So called from the gay apperance of the blossoms. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mariposa Lily

marinescapes
marinobufagin
marinobufotoxin
marinol
marinorama
marinoramas
marionberries
marionberry
marionette
marionettes
marionettist
marionettists
mariotte's law
mariposa
mariposa lilies
mariposa lily (current term)
mariposa tulip
mariposas
mariposia
mariput
mariputs
maris complaisants
marish
marishes
maritage
maritages
marital
marital aid
marital bed
marital communications privilege

Literary usage of Mariposa lily

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1. Pathway to Western Literature by Nettie Stewart Gaines (1910)
"... reaching the spring we hitched up again and drove on to the edge of Tulare Lake.—From "The Adventures of James Capen Adams." THE mariposa lily BY INA ..."

2. A flora of western middle California by Willis Linn Jepson (1911)
"WHITE mariposa lily. Stem erect, stiff, usually Branching, 4 to 10 in. high, 1 to 4-flowered; bulblet at base usually 1; radical leaves 1 or 2, linear, ..."

3. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1915)
"THE mariposa lily mariposa lily, pretty "Butterfly" in flower, A most fantastic happening to grace a summer hour, As once in far-removed Cathay it ..."

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