Fritillary meaning

frĭtl-ĕrē
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Any of various bulbous plants of the genus Fritillaria of the lily family, having nodding, variously colored, often spotted or checkered flowers.
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Any of various nymphalid butterflies with wings that are orange or brown with black markings on the upper side and often with silver spots on the underside.
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Any of a genus (Fritillaria) of perennial, bulbous plants of the lily family, with nodding, bell-shaped flowers.
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Any of certain medium-sized nymphalid butterflies, typically having brownish or orange wings with silver spots on the undersides.
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Any of several bulbous perennial plants, of the genus Fritillaria, having flowers with a spotted or chequered pattern.
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Any of several butterflies, of the family Nymphalidae, having wings with black or silvery spots.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
fritillary
Plural:
fritillaries

Origin of fritillary

  • New Latin Fritillāria genus name from Latin fritillus dice-box

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin fritillus (“dice-box”).

    From Wiktionary