mariposa tulip
noun see mariposa lily

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • mariposa tulip — noun any of several plants of the genus Calochortus having tulip shaped flowers with 3 sepals and 3 petals; southwestern United States and Mexico • Syn: ↑mariposa, ↑mariposa lily • Hypernyms: ↑liliaceous plant • Hyponyms: ↑star tulip, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • desert mariposa tulip — noun mariposa with clusters of bell shaped vermilion or orange or yellow flowers atop short stems; southern California to Arizona and Mexico • Syn: ↑Calochortus kennedyi • Hypernyms: ↑mariposa, ↑mariposa tulip, ↑mariposa lily • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sagebrush mariposa tulip — noun mariposa having loose clusters of one to three handsome lilac flowers resembling umbels atop stout erect stems; arid northwestern North America east of Cascade Mountains from southern British Columbia to northern California • Syn:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • yellow mariposa tulip — noun mariposa having clusters of a few large deep yellow bell shaped flowers atop slender stems; California coastal ranges • Syn: ↑Calochortus luteus • Hypernyms: ↑mariposa, ↑mariposa tulip, ↑mariposa lily • Member Holonyms: ↑Calocho …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mariposa lily — ☆ Mariposa lily or Mariposa tulip [mar΄ə pō′zəlil′ē, mar΄ə pō′sə ] n. [AmSp mariposa < Sp, butterfly: from the appearance of the blossoms] 1. any of a genus (Calochortus) of plants of the lily family, found in W North America, with tuliplike… …   English World dictionary

  • mariposa — noun any of several plants of the genus Calochortus having tulip shaped flowers with 3 sepals and 3 petals; southwestern United States and Mexico • Syn: ↑mariposa tulip, ↑mariposa lily • Hypernyms: ↑liliaceous plant • Hyponyms: ↑star tulip, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • mariposa lily — noun any of several plants of the genus Calochortus having tulip shaped flowers with 3 sepals and 3 petals; southwestern United States and Mexico • Syn: ↑mariposa, ↑mariposa tulip • Hypernyms: ↑liliaceous plant • Hyponyms: ↑star tulip, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • mariposa lily — /mar euh poh seuh, zeuh/ any lily of the genus Calochortus, of the western U.S. and Mexico, having tuliplike flowers of various colors. Also called mariposa, mariposa tulip. [1880 85, Amer.; < Sp mariposa butterfly, moth; so named because blooms… …   Universalium

  • mariposa lily — noun Etymology: probably from American Spanish mariposa, from Spanish, butterfly Date: 1882 any of a genus (Calochortus) of western North American plants of the lily family with showy flowers having three petals and three sepals called also… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • star tulip — noun small plant with slender bent stems bearing branched clusters of a few white star shaped flowers with petals shaped like cat s ears; southeastern Washington and northeastern Oregon to Montana • Syn: ↑elegant cat s ears, ↑Calochortus elegans… …   Useful english dictionary

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