mariposa lily

noun mar·i·po·sa lily \ ˌma-rə-ˈpō-zə- , -sə- \

Definition of mariposa lily

: any of a genus (Calochortus) of western North American plants of the lily family with showy flowers having three petals and three sepals called also mariposa tulip; compare sego lily

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Origin and Etymology of mariposa lily

probably from American Spanish mariposa, from Spanish, butterfly


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