- any lily of the genus Calochortus, of the western U.S. and Mexico, having tuliplike flowers of various colors.
Origin of mariposa lily
Examples from the Web for mariposa
Historical Examples of mariposa
Yes, an' got in a poker game at Mariposa, and didn't get back for four days.Shadows of Shasta
This is as true of the Mariposa big tree region as of the valley.Our Italy
Charles Dudley Warner
Mariposa was the first to recover the use of her tongue and limbs.When Grandmamma Was New
Was it a possibility that Marcia, Marcia, might be the heiress of the great Mariposa estate?
I was thinking not only of Miss Oldham, but of the other butterfly lady—the Mariposa.
- any of several liliaceous plants of the genus Calochortus, of the southwestern US and Mexico, having brightly coloured tulip-like flowersAlso called: mariposa lily, mariposa tulip