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(Plants) any plant of the bulbous genus Erythronium, with decoratively mottled leaves and cyclamen-like yellow, rose, purple, or white flowers: family Liliaceae. See also dogtooth violet
[New Latin, from Greek erythros red]
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Noun1.erythronium - perennial bulbous herbs most of northern United States: dogtooth violetErythronium - perennial bulbous herbs most of northern United States: dogtooth violet; adder's tongue; trout lily; fawn lily
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
dog's-tooth violet, dogtooth, dogtooth violet - perennial woodland spring-flowering plant; widely cultivated
avalanche lily, Erythronium montanum - perennial herb having large white flowers marked with orange; found near the snow line in the northwestern United States
References in classic literature ?
They started their horses, but a dog-tooth violet, shouldering amongst the maidenhair, caught her eye and made her rein in again.
Wants: small roots/bulbs, dog-tooth violets, bleeding heart, snow poppy, gentian, wood sorrel, hostas, deep shade ferns, bell wort, creeping Jenny, lily of the valley, Irish or peacock moss, English bluebells, snow drops, lily leek, Turk's-cap lily, honeysuckle, skunk cabbage