Definition of Calochortus

1. Noun. Large genus of western North American leafy-stemmed bulbous herbs.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Calochortus

Callorhinus ursinus
Calluna vulgaris
Calmette-Guerin bacillus
Calmette-Guerin vaccine
Calmette test
Calnada pea
Calocarpum zapota
Calocedrus decurrens
Calochortus albus
Calochortus amabilis
Calochortus amoenus
Calochortus elegans
Calochortus kennedyi
Calochortus luteus
Calochortus macrocarpus
Calochortus nuttallii
Calophyllum calaba
Calophyllum candidissimum
Calophyllum inophyllum
Calophyllum longifolium

Literary usage of Calochortus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits by Mary Elizabeth Parsons (1906)
"This is an exceedingly pretty little calochortus, much resembling C. ... This plant belongs to the section of calochortus whose species are known as ..."

2. Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden by New York Botanical Garden (1900)
"calochortus macrocarpus Dougl. Hort. Trans. 7: 275 [Bot. Cal. 2: 176; Wats. Rev. ... calochortus Nuttallii T. & G. Pac. RR Rep. 2: 124 [Man. RM 352; 111. ..."

3. The Land of Sunshine by Charles Fletcher Lummis (1901)
"I once found in Eaton's Canon a fine specimen of the globe tulip, calochortus albus, with four petals and four sepals, instead of the customary three. ..."

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