fawn lily


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fawn lily

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fawn lily

n
(Plants) another name for dogtooth violet
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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]
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Noun1.fawn lily - California dogtooth violet with creamy white flowers sometimes yellow-tingedfawn lily - California dogtooth violet with creamy white flowers sometimes yellow-tinged
dog's-tooth violet, dogtooth, dogtooth violet - perennial woodland spring-flowering plant; widely cultivated
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For example, the Oregon fawn lily changes colors following pollination by insects, Jackson said.
It has flowers of clear yellow with reddishbrown pollen guides on the throat of the flower and leaves splodged with bronze, which explains another of its common names – fawn lily.
It has flowers of clear yellow with reddish-brown pollen guides on the throat of the flower and leaves splodged with bronze, which explains another of its common names - fawn lily. E.