dog tooth violet

dogtooth violet

noun
1.
Also called adder's-tongue, trout lily. any of several North American lilies of the genus Erythronium, having nodding flowers and usually mottled leaves.
2.
a related Old World plant, E. dens-canis, having purplish flowers.

Origin:
1620–30

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dogtooth violet
 
n
adders-tongue, Also called: fawn lily a name for various plants of the liliaceous genus Erythronium, esp the North American E. americanum, with yellow nodding flowers, or the European E. dens-canis, with purple flowers

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