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mariposa lily

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mariposa lily

noun mar·i·po·sa lily \ˌma-rə-ˈpō-zə-, -sə-\

Definition of MARIPOSA LILY

:  any of a genus (Calochortus) of western North American plants of the lily family with showy flowers having three petals and three sepals —called also mariposa tulip — compare sego lily

Origin of MARIPOSA LILY

probably from American Spanish mariposa, from Spanish, butterfly
First Known Use: 1882

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