dogtooth violet

noun

Definition of dogtooth violet

: any of a genus (Erythronium) of small spring-flowering bulbous herbs of the lily family

First Known Use of dogtooth violet

1597, in the meaning defined above

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“Dogtooth violet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dogtooth%20violet. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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