- any liliaceous plant of the genus Fritillaria, comprising bulbous herbs having drooping, bell-shaped flowers.
Origin of fritillaria
1570–80; < New Latin, name of genus, equivalent to Latin fritill(us) dice box + -āria -ary
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Examples from the Web for fritillaria
The Guinea Hen (Fritillaria meleagris) has been so called from its petals being spotted like this bird.Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics
The Persian lily, fritillaria Persica, which is nearly related to it, was made known almost about the same time.
One of the oddest and most beautiful flowers of our rich woodlands is the brown lily, or Fritillaria.
We have a number of species of Fritillaria, most of them with beautiful flowers.
Two liliaceous plants in particular, Erythronium grandiflorum and Fritillaria pudica, are marvelously beautiful and abundant.Steep Trails