fritillary

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noun frit·il·lary \ˈfri-tə-ˌler-ē\

Definition of fritillary

plural

fritillaries

  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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