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See dogtooth violet.
[Probably from its speckled leaves.]
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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.||trout lily - eastern North American dogtooth having solitary yellow flowers marked with brown or purple and spotted interiors|
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