Definition of fritillary noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//frɪˈtɪləri//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfrɪtleri//
    (pl. fritillaries)
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  1. 1 a plant with flowers shaped like bells
  2. 2a butterfly with orange-brown and black wings
  3. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from modern Latin fritillaria, from Latin fritillus ‘dice box’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fritillary