from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. large genus of West North American leafy-stemmed bulbous herbs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of liliaceous bulbous plants, allied to the tulip and fritillary.

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

  • n. large genus of western North American leafy-stemmed bulbous herbs


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  • Farther south on the trail there will be poppies meeting ankle deep, and singly, peacock-painted bubbles of calochortus blown out at the tops of tall stems.

    The Land of Little Rain

  • Of the lily family, fritillaria, smilacina, chlorogalum and several fine species of brodiaea, Ithuriel's spear, and others less prized are common, and the favorite calochortus, or Mariposa lily, a unique genus of many species, something like the tulips of Europe but far finer.

    The Yosemite

  • One of these lilies, the calochortus, several species of which are well known in California as the "Mariposa tulips," has received great consideration at the hands of the Mormons, for to it hundreds of them owe their lives.

    Steep Trails

  • If they do not tablet laptop pc the edronax delusively zoonotic arawak cloudberry be piute to calochortus vicias or kiwi on us araujia as a stubbornness.

    Rational Review

  • (calochortus) in honour of the occasion, and his joy seemed uncontrollable and he skipped over the meadow scarcely seeming to tread upon the ground.

    A Napa Christchild; and Benicia's Letters


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