noun frit·il·lary \ˈfri-tə-ˌler-ē\

Definition of fritillary



  1. 1 :  fritillaria

  2. 2 :  any of numerous nymphalid butterflies (Argynnis, Speyeria, and related genera) that usually are orange with black spots on the upper side of both wings and silver spotted on the underside of the hind wing

Origin and Etymology of fritillary

New Latin fritillaria

First Known Use: 1633

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