Mariposa lily

Mariposa lily

(Science: botany) One of a genus (Calochortus) of tuliplike bulbous herbs with large, and often gaycoloured, blossoms. Called also butterfly lily. most of them are natives of California.

Origin: sp. Mariposa a butterfly _ E. Lily. So called from the gay apperance of the blossoms.

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