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.
Generic synonyms: Checkered Lily, Fritillary
Lexicographical Neighbors of Fritillaria Meleagris
Literary usage of Fritillaria meleagris
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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. ..."