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Noun: leper lily
  1. Eurasian chequered lily with pendant flowers usually veined and chequered with purple or maroon on a pale ground and shaped like the bells carried by lepers in medieval times; widely grown as an ornamental
    - snake's head fritillary, guinea-hen flower, checkered daffodil [US], Fritillaria meleagris, chequered daffodil [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: leper lilies

Type of: checkered lily [US], fritillary

Encyclopedia: Leper lily