fritillaria

noun
frit·​il·​lar·​ia | \ ˌfri-tə-ˈler-ē-ə How to pronounce fritillaria (audio) , -ˈla-rē- \

Definition of fritillaria

: any of a widespread genus (Fritillaria) of bulbous herbs of the lily family with variably colored and often mottled or checkered flowers

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Recent Examples on the Web Chezar used pale pink peonies, coral tulips and lilacs—and then add texture and height with sprays of green hellebore and purple fritillaria meleagris. ELLE Decor, "Mother's Day Flowers That You Can Arrange Yourself," 3 May 2016 Branch out a bit, Stoven advises, and try brodiaea, hyacinths, fritillaria, dwarf iris or other bulbs. Kym Pokorny, OregonLive.com, "When, how to plant bulbs in pots for spring blooms," 18 Oct. 2017 Chezar opted for tulips, sweet peas and the delightfully checkered fritillaria meleagris in shades of purple. ELLE Decor, "Mother's Day Flowers That You Can Arrange Yourself," 3 May 2016

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First Known Use of fritillaria

1664, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fritillaria

New Latin, from Latin fritillus dice cup; from the markings of the petals

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“Fritillaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fritillaria. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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