1. [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.]
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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]