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1. (Science: botany) a plant with checkered petals, of the genus Fritillaria: the Guinea-hen flower. See fritillaria.

2. (Science: zoology) One of several species of butterflies belonging to Argynnis and allied genera; so called because the colouring of their wings resembles that of the common fritillaria. See Aphrodite.