dogtooth violet


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Related to dogtooth violet: Erythronium dens-canis, Erythronium americanum

dogtooth violet

n.
Any of various plants of the genus Erythronium in the lily family, having leaves with reddish blotches and nodding, solitary flowers on leafless stems. Also called adder's-tongue, fawn lily, trout lily.

[From the whitish, toothlike appearance of its corms .]

dogtooth violet

n
(Plants) a name for various plants of the liliaceous genus Erythronium, esp the North American E. americanum, with yellow nodding flowers, or the European E. dens-canis, with purple flowers. Also called: adders-tongue or fawn lily

dog′tooth vi′olet


n.
any of several small lilies of the genus Erythronium, having two mottled leaves and a nodding yellow or purplish flower, esp. E. americanum.
Also called fawn lily, trout lily.
[1620–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dogtooth violet - perennial woodland spring-flowering plantdogtooth violet - perennial woodland spring-flowering plant; widely cultivated
liliaceous plant - plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber
Erythronium, genus Erythronium - perennial bulbous herbs most of northern United States: dogtooth violet; adder's tongue; trout lily; fawn lily
blonde lilian, Erythronium albidum, white dog's-tooth violet, white dogtooth violet - North American dogtooth having solitary white flowers with yellow centers and blue or pink exteriors
amberbell, Erythronium americanum, trout lily, yellow adder's tongue - eastern North American dogtooth having solitary yellow flowers marked with brown or purple and spotted interiors
Erythronium dens-canis, European dogtooth - sturdy European dogtooth with rose to mauve flowers; cultivated in many varieties
Erythronium californicum, fawn lily - California dogtooth violet with creamy white flowers sometimes yellow-tinged
Erythronium grandiflorum, glacier lily, snow lily - dogtooth violet of western North America having bright yellow flowers
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