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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A western North American corm-producing plant (Erythronium grandiflorum) in the lily family, having white or golden-yellow flowers with red anthers.

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

  • n. perennial herb having large white flowers marked with orange; found near the snow line in the northwestern United States


So called because it grows near the snow line and blooms when the snow begins to melt.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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