fritillary

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The snake's head fritillary (Fritillaria meleagris)
A Gulf Fritillary butterfly (Agraulis vanillae)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fritillus (dice-box).

Noun[edit]

fritillary (plural fritillaries)

  1. Any of several bulbous perennial plants, of the genus Fritillaria, having flowers with a spotted or chequered pattern.
  2. Any of several butterflies, of the family Nymphalidae, having wings with black or silvery spots.

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