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avalanche lily

either of two plants, Erythronium grandiflorum or E. montanum, of the lily family, of the mountains of northwestern North America, having nodding yellow or white flowers.
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An Americanism dating back to 1910-15; apparently so called because it is found near the snow line or the edge of glaciers Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The most noticeable and abundant flower on all slopes is the avalanche lily (erythronium montanum).

    The Mountain that was 'God' John H. Williams

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