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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 .]
(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
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.
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|Noun||1.||dogtooth 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