from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Lilioideae — the fritillaries.
  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Fritillariidae — many small free-swimming tunicates.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of liliaceous plants, of which the crown-imperial (Fritillaria imperialis) is one species, and the Guinea-hen flower (F. Meleagris) another. See crown-imperial.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of liliaceous bulbous plants, nearly allied to the lily.
  • n. In zoology, a genus of copelate ascidians, of the family Appendiculariidæ.
  • n.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. fritillary


Latin fritillus ("dice-box"). (Wiktionary)



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