Snake's-head
Snake's-head Snake's"-head`, n. (Bot.) The Guinea-hen flower; -- so called in England because its spotted petals resemble the scales of a snake's head. --Dr. Prior. [1913 Webster]

{Snake's-head iris} (Bot.), an iridaceous plant ({Hermodactylus tuberosus}) of the Mediterranean region. The flowers slightly resemble a serpent's open mouth. [1913 Webster]


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  • snake's-head — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun (plural snake s heads) 1. a. or snake s head lily : guinea hen flower b. : a woody composite herb (Malacothrix coulteri) with a spotted involucre …   Useful english dictionary

  • snake’s head — paprastoji margutė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Lelijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis nuodingas augalas (Fritillaria meleagris), paplitęs pietų ir vidurio Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Fritillaria meleagris angl. checkered fritillary; checkered… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • snake’s head — margutė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Lelijinių (Liliaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Fritillaria). atitikmenys: lot. Fritillaria angl. fritillary; snake’s head vok. Fritillarie; Kaiserkrone; Schachblume; Schachbrettblume rus. рябчик;… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • snake's-head — n. See snake head …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • snake's-head — /snayks hed /, n. See checkered lily. [1730 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • snake's head — noun a fritillary with flowers chequered in red and purple, typically growing in damp hay meadows and water meadows. [Fritillaria meleagris.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • snake's head — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Snake's-head iris — Snake s head Snake s head , n. (Bot.) The Guinea hen flower; so called in England because its spotted petals resemble the scales of a snake s head. Dr. Prior. [1913 Webster] {Snake s head iris} (Bot.), an iridaceous plant ({Hermodactylus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snake's head restrepiella — Taxobox name = Snake s head restrepiella regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Liliopsida ordo = Asparagales familia = Orchidaceae subfamilia = Epidendroideae tribus = Epidendreae subtribus = Pleurothallidinae genus = Restrepiella… …   Wikipedia

  • snake's-head lily — noun see snake s head 1a …   Useful english dictionary

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