Definition of Trout lily

1. Noun. Eastern North American dogtooth having solitary yellow flowers marked with brown or purple and spotted interiors.




Definition of Trout lily

1. Noun. Any of various plants in the Liliaceae genus ''Erythronium'', also called fawn lily and dog's tooth violet. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Trout Lily

trouser leg
trouser pocket
trouser press
trouser snakes
trousered
trousering
trouserings
trouserless
trousers
trouses
trousseau
trousseaus
trousseaux
trout
trout lily (current term)
trout pout
trout pouts
troutbird
trouted
trouter
trouters
troutful
troutier
troutiest
trouting
troutings
troutlet
troutlets
troutlike

Literary usage of Trout lily

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

1. Nature's Garden: An Aid to Knowledge of Our Wild Flowers and Their Insect by Neltje Blanchan (1907)
"Yellow Adder's Tongue; trout lily; Dog-tooth "Violet" (Erythronium Americanum) Lily family Flower—Solitary, pale russet yellow, rarely tinged with purple, ..."

2. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1921)
""trout lily," "fawn lily" and trout; flower" are book names of recent origin invented by sentimentalists who may dislike to associate these handsome flowers ..."

3. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1902)
"Still better is the name ' trout-lily,' which has recently been proposed for this plant. It blooms along trout streams, and its leaf is as mottled as a ..."

4. Nature's Garden: An Aid to Knowledge of Our Wild Flowers and Their Insect by Neltje Blanchan (1900)
"... tigrinum) are not slow in seizing opportunities to escape from gardens into roadsides and fence corners. Yellow Adder's Tongue; trout lily; Dog-tooth . ..."

5. How to Know the Wild Flowers: A Guide to the Names, Haunts, and Habits of by Frances Theodora Parsons, Marion Satterlee (1900)
"The speckled foliage and perhaps its flowering season are indicated in the title "trout-lily," which has a spring-like flavor not without charm. ..."

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