from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A butterfly.
  • n. A beautiful fish, Lampris luna, of large size, found in the open Atlantic and Pacific.
  • n. The mariposa-lily.

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  • n. any of several plants of the genus Calochortus having tulip-shaped flowers with 3 sepals and 3 petals; southwestern United States and Mexico


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  • He did tell me he wished I could be his queen, but he knew I am truly a "mariposa" (butterfly) and must fly. Recent Updates

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  • But Dolly swerved from the road and dashed down a grassy slope yellowed with innumerable mariposa lilies.

    Jack London's Short Story - Planchette

  • In the open spaces on the slope, beyond the farthest shadow-reach of the manzanita, poised the mariposa lilies, like so many flights of jewelled moths suddenly arrested and on the verge of trembling into flight again.

    All Gold Cañon

  • Watkins also loved trees, making stark portraits of the redwood, Arbutus, buckeye, sugar pine, cactus, Yucca, Douglas fir and giant mariposa, which he declared "A Perfect Tree."

    His Best Shot

  • I posted about this a little while ago and I'm doing a post about two newly dsicovered whitewashed covers mariposa Club from BookGazing blog and a Mulan retelling.

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  • Desert mariposa (Calochortus kennedyi) and desert lily (Hesperocallis undulata) have bulbs that may remain dormant for several years until a deep soaking rain awakens them.

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  • In 1920, he premiered his play, "El Maleficio de la mariposa" "The Butterfly's Evil Spell"; at the time, it was considered a scandal rather than a success.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Una enorme mariposa parecida a ├ęsta volando a la altura de mis ojos.

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  • Quisiera ser mariposa para volar hacia ti, y decirte, vida hermosa, que estoy muriendo por ti.

    local colloquialism


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  • spanish word for "butterfly"

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