dogtooth violet


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dogtooth violet perennial woodland spring-flowering plant; widely cultivated
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dogtooth violet (Bot) a small, bulbous herb of the Lily family (genus Erythronium). It has two shining flat leaves and commonly one large flower.
    • Dogtooth violet (Bot) See under Dogtooth.
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In literature:

What a charm there is about the common Dogtooth Violet; it is pretty everywhere, in borders, in the rock-garden, in all sorts of corners.
"Wood and Garden" by Gertrude Jekyll
Contemplative between their dark exotic leaves, dogtooth violets fill the light-flecked hollows.
"Minstrel Weather" by Marian Storm
Dogtooth Violet, 434, 437.
"Old-Time Gardens" by Alice Morse Earle