fritillary definition

  • noun:
    • some of various bulbous flowers associated with genus Fritillaria, having nodding, variously coloured, frequently spotted or checkered flowers.
    • any one of numerous butterflies regarding the family members Nymphalidae, particularly of the genera Speyeria and Boloria, having brown wings marked with black colored or silvery places regarding underside.
    • any one of several bulbous perennial plants, associated with the genus Fritillaria, having plants with a spotted or chequered design.
    • some of a few butterflies, of the family Nymphalidae, having wings with black colored or silvery spots.
    • A plant with checkered petals, regarding the genus Fritillaria: the Guinea-hen flower. See fritillaria.
    • one of many species of butterflies owned by Argynnis and allied genera; -- so called as the coloring of their wings resembles compared to the normal Fritillaria. See Aphrodite.
    • the favorite name of plants of genus Fritillaria.
    • the favorite title of a number of types of Uk butterflies.
    • butterfly with brownish wings marked with black colored and silver
    • any liliaceous plant of this genus Fritillaria having nodding variously colored flowers

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