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
Words nearby fawn lily
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Example sentences from the Web for fawn lily
A fawn is spotted, too, and "fawn-lily" would be better than adder's-tongue.Riverby|John Burroughs
Personally, I am inclined to favor Mr. Burroughs' suggestion of "fawn-lily."The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits|Mary Elizabeth Parsons
British Dictionary definitions for fawn lily
another name for dogtooth violet
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