guinea-hen flower

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n guinea-hen flower Eurasian checkered lily with pendant flowers usually veined and checkered with purple or maroon on a pale ground and shaped like the bells carried by lepers in medieval times; widely grown as an ornamental
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Guinea-hen flower (Bot) a liliaceous flower (Fritillaria Meleagris) with petals spotted like the feathers of the Guinea hen.
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Usage

In literature:

Another name for this queer little flower is Guinea-hen Flower.
"Old-Time Gardens" by Alice Morse Earle
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