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painted trillium

a North American trillium, Trillium undulatum, having white flowers streaked with pink or purple.
Origin of painted trillium
An Americanism dating back to 1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In shady places the ferns were unfolding in company with Solomon's-seal, wake-robin, the lady's-slipper, and the painted trillium.

  • See how the banks are all enamelled with the pale hepatica, the painted trillium, and the delicate pink-veined spring beauty.

    Little Rivers Henry van Dyke
  • The painted trillium bore rich flowers of pink and wine color, and stood four or five feet from the ground.

    Old-Time Gardens Alice Morse Earle
  • The boys had the painted trillium in their collection but had never seen the white one.

    Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks Lillian Elizabeth Roy

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