fritillary

noun frit·il·lary \ ˈfri-tə-ˌler-ē \

Definition of fritillary

plural fritillaries
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

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New Latin fritillaria


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