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NOUN (1)

1. any of several plants of the genus Calochortus having tulip-shaped flowers with 3 sepals and 3 petals; southwestern United States and Mexico;
[syn: mariposa, mariposa tulip, mariposa lily]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mariposa lily \Ma`ri*po"sa lil`y\ [Sp. mariposa a butterfly + E. lily. So called from the gay appearance of the blossoms.] (Bot.) One of a genus (Calochortus) of tuliplike bulbous herbs with large, and often gaycolored, blossoms. Called also butterfly lily. Most of them are natives of California. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

mariposa lily n 1: any of several plants of the genus Calochortus having tulip-shaped flowers with 3 sepals and 3 petals; southwestern United States and Mexico [syn: mariposa, mariposa tulip, mariposa lily]