mariposa lily

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English[edit]

a mariposa lily

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish mariposa ‎(butterfly) + lily. So called from the pleasant appearance of the blossoms.

Noun[edit]

mariposa lily ‎(plural mariposa lilies)

  1. One of several species of a genus (Calochortus) that grow in dry grasslands and semideserts, tulip-like bulbous herbs with large and often brightly colored blossoms.

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