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fawn lily

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  1. 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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Historical Examples

  • A fawn is spotted, too, and "fawn-lily" would be better than adder's-tongue.


    John Burroughs

  • Personally, I am inclined to favor Mr. Burroughs' suggestion of "fawn-lily."

British Dictionary definitions for fawn lily

fawn lily

  1. another name for dogtooth violet
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