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fawn lily

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noun

any of several lilies of the genus Erythronium, of western North America, as E. californicum, having mottled leaves and cream-white flowers.

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Origin of fawn lily

First recorded in 1890–95

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British Dictionary definitions for fawn lily

fawn lily

noun

another name for dogtooth violet
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