Definition of Fritillaria meleagris

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 Fritillaria Meleagris

Frisian Islands
Fritillaria affinis
Fritillaria agrestis
Fritillaria biflora
Fritillaria imperialis
Fritillaria lanceolata
Fritillaria liliaceae
Fritillaria meleagris (current term)
Fritillaria micrantha
Fritillaria mutica
Fritillaria parviflora
Fritillaria pluriflora
Fritillaria recurva
Fritz Albert Lipmann
Fritz Haber
Fritz Kreisler
Fritz W. Meissner
Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Literary usage of Fritillaria meleagris

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1. A Dictionary of English Plant-names by James Britten, Robert Holland (1886)
"But •we have little doubt but that the above, to which Wr. refers the same name, is intended. Turkey Eggs. Fritillaria meleagris, L.—Berlin. Turkey Feather. ..."

2. Handy Book of the Flower-garden, Being Practical Directions for the by David Thomson (1876)
"Fritillaria meleagris nigricans, i% foot, purple and yellow—May and June. Fritillaria persica, 2 feet, brown and purple—April to June. ..."

3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1881)
"LAZARUS BELL, Fritillaria meleagris, L. "This name I have found given in the neighbourhood of ... LEOPARD LILY, Fritillaria meleagris, L. (Cf. LAZARUS BELL. ..."

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