follow Dictionary.com

8 Wintry Words to Defrost Your Vocabulary

avalanche lily

noun
1.
either of two plants, Erythronium grandiflorum or E. montanum, of the lily family, of the mountains of northwestern North America, having nodding yellow or white flowers.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15, Americanism; apparently so called because it is found near the snow line or the edge of glaciers
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for avalanche lily
  • avalanche lily, adder's-tongue and dog's-tooth violet are other popular names for this plant.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for avalanche lily

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for avalanche

17
20
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for avalanche lily