mariposa lily

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EtymologyEdit

From Spanish mariposa (butterfly) + lily. So called from the gay appearance of the blossoms.

NounEdit

mariposa lily (plural mariposa lilies)

  1. One of several species of a genus (Calochortus) that grow in dry grasslands and semideserts, tulip-like bulbous herbs with large and often brightly colored blossoms.

SynonymsEdit

  • butterfly lily
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