Calochortus

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Noun1.Calochortus - large genus of western North American leafy-stemmed bulbous herbsCalochortus - large genus of western North American leafy-stemmed bulbous herbs
liliid monocot genus - genus of monocotyledonous plants comprising mostly herbs having usually petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils
family Liliaceae, Liliaceae, lily family - includes species sometimes divided among the following families: Alliaceae; Aloeaceae; Alstroemeriaceae; Aphyllanthaceae; Asparagaceae; Asphodelaceae; Colchicaceae; Convallariaceae; Hemerocallidaceae; Hostaceae; Hyacinthaceae; Melanthiaceae; Ruscaceae; Smilacaceae; Tecophilaeacea; Xanthorrhoeaceae
mariposa, mariposa lily, mariposa tulip - any of several plants of the genus Calochortus having tulip-shaped flowers with 3 sepals and 3 petals; southwestern United States and Mexico
fairy lantern, globe lily - any of several plants of the genus Calochortus having egg-shaped flowers
cat's-ear - any of several plants of the genus Calochortus having flowers with petals shaped like cat's ears
Calochortus albus, white fairy lantern, white globe lily - globe lily having open branched clusters of egg-shaped white flowers; southern California
Calochortus amabilis, golden fairy lantern, yellow globe lily - globe lily having open branched clusters of clear yellow egg-shaped flowers; northern California
Calochortus amoenus, rose globe lily - globe lily with deep rose-pink or purple egg-shaped flowers on flexuous stems; western slopes of Sierra Nevada in San Joaquin Valley
Calochortus elegans, elegant cat's ears, star tulip - small plant with slender bent stems bearing branched clusters of a few white star-shaped flowers with petals shaped like cat's ears; southeastern Washington and northeastern Oregon to Montana
Calochortus kennedyi, desert mariposa tulip - mariposa with clusters of bell-shaped vermilion or orange or yellow flowers atop short stems; southern California to Arizona and Mexico
Calochortus luteus, yellow mariposa tulip - mariposa having clusters of a few large deep yellow bell-shaped flowers atop slender stems; California coastal ranges
Calochortus macrocarpus, sagebrush mariposa tulip - mariposa having loose clusters of one to three handsome lilac flowers resembling umbels atop stout erect stems; arid northwestern North America east of Cascade Mountains from southern British Columbia to northern California
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After the people had been dismissed with this promise our friends joined Princess Ozma at an elaborate luncheon in the palace, where even the Tiger and the Lion were sumptuously fed and Jim the Cab-horse ate his oatmeal out of a golden bowl with seven rows of rubies, sapphires and diamonds set around the rim of it.
and as many women skilled in blameless arts, each holding a golden bowl in her hands.
Production follows an ancient Chinese ritual where the mandarins employed virgins to cut the tea with golden scissors and collect leaves in a golden bowl.
There is also a Chinese restaurant called the Hall of Golden Chimes and a noodle bar known as the Golden Bowl.
Proffering a large golden bowl for inspection, he said,"At most eateries, you will find little steel crucibles in which you can't dip in more than the first phalange of each finger.
As Tintner noted, 'The problem for the nation was that from the early 1900s until 1909 there had been an unprecedented flow of masterpieces of art to the United States, a fact James had noted in The Golden Bowl in the purchases of Adam Verver, the millionaire American collector.
The Golden Bowl (1904) is in some ways a remarkable Jamesian text for failing to describe "American City" for readers.
There's birdwatching at Rutland Water, chic hotels to be pampered at, and nearby Stamford - the pretty market town where the period dramas Middlemarch, Pride & Prejudice and The Golden Bowl were filmed.
After discussing how eroticism and queerness relate to literary style, the book analyzes The Golden Bowl, The Wings of the Dove, some of James's late writings, and The Ambassadors in the following four chapters successively.
We might pick up a little momentum for the discussion of The Golden Bowl by first considering a useful (granting a few emendations) set of categories offered by Kierkegaard: his famous aesthetic, ethical, and religious ways of life.
Almost a quarter of a century after Portrait and just a few years after In the Cage, James returns to the telegraphic medium in The Golden Bowl (1904) to construct clearness as potentially costly for his characters and to explore the textual relations encoded through the telegraphic form.
Working from The Golden Bowl, The Ambassadors, The Wings of the Dove, and works produced in the years surrounding World War I, he outlines elements of language which point to a queer perspective, including James's use of literal and figurative language; complex grammar such as zeugma and syllepsis, which can divert and invert meaning; unusual sytax; metacognition as a presentation device; and others.