trout lily

noun

Examples of trout lily in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Minnesota dwarf trout lily (Erythronium propullans) is a federally endangered species. Nadia Hassani, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 Jan. 2024 After the snow melts away from the mountains, passengers can spot trout lilies, purple spring beauties, and red trillium. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 18 Mar. 2023 The trout lily, Erythronium americanum, is a striking example. Elizabeth Preston, Discover Magazine, 16 Apr. 2018 More than 180 citizen scientists participated, uploading data on more than 250 trout lily populations. Elizabeth Preston, Discover Magazine, 16 Apr. 2018 Other spring species to look for include hepatica, trout lily, Gleason's trillium, bloodroot and spring beauty, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Apr. 2022 Also look for trillium, wild geranium, jack-in-the-pulpit and yellow trout lily. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Apr. 2022 Instead of a mass of blooms, the trout lily presents a single large flower, a nodding yellow lily amid lancelike foliage. Washington Post, 12 May 2021 Travel tip: Though many drive the parkway in fall for its dramatic foliage, the route inspires no less awe in other seasons—especially spring, when wild ginger, trout lily, and jack-in-the-pulpit wildflowers bloom. National Geographic, 13 Sep. 2019 See More

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Word History

Etymology

probably from its speckled leaves

First Known Use

circa 1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trout lily was circa 1898

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“Trout lily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trout%20lily. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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