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Noun: fritillary  'fri-tu,le-ree [N. Amer], fri'ti-lu-ree [Brit]
  1. Any liliaceous plant of the genus Fritillaria having nodding variously coloured flowers
    - checkered lily [US]
  2. Butterfly with brownish wings marked with black and silver

Derived forms: fritillaries

Type of: brush-footed butterfly, bulbous plant, four-footed butterfly, nymphalid, nymphalid butterfly

Part of: Fritillaria, genus Fritillaria

Encyclopedia: Fritillary