any of a genus (Erythronium) of small plants of the lily family, esp. an American, early spring flower (E. americanum) with two mottled leaves and a yellow flower, or a European plant (E. denscanis) with a purple or rose flower
Any of various plants of the genus Erythronium in the lily family, having leaves with reddish blotches and nodding, solitary flowers on leafless stems. Also called adder's-tongue . Also called fawn lily . Also called trout lily .
Origin of dogtooth violetFrom the whitish, toothlike appearance of its corms