fritillaria

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noun frit·il·lar·ia \ˌfri-tə-ˈler-ē-ə, -ˈla-rē-\

Definition of fritillaria

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of fritillaria

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


First Known Use: 1664

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