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Definition of Fritillaria imperialis

Fritillaria imperialis Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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1. Eurasian herb with a cluster of leaves and orange-red bell-shaped flowers at the top of the stem
(synonym) crown imperial
(hypernym) fritillary, checkered lily
Fritillaria imperialis Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Fritillaria imperialis (crown imperial, imperial fritillary or Kaiser's crown) is a species of flowering plant in the  lily family, native to a wide stretch from Anatolia and Iraq across the plateau of Iran to Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Himalayan foothills. It is also widely cultivated as an ornamental and reportedly naturalized in Austria, Sicily, and Washington State. The common names and also the epithet "imperialis," literally "of the emperor," refer to the large circle of golden flowers, reminiscent of an emperor's crown.

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