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MARIPOSA

 Dictionary entry overview: What does mariposa mean? 

MARIPOSA (noun)
  The noun MARIPOSA has 1 sense:

1. any of several plants of the genus Calochortus having tulip-shaped flowers with 3 sepals and 3 petals; southwestern United States and Mexico

  Familiarity information: MARIPOSA used as a noun is very rare.


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MARIPOSA (noun)


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Meaning:

Any of several plants of the genus Calochortus having tulip-shaped flowers with 3 sepals and 3 petals; southwestern United States and Mexico

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

mariposa; mariposa lily; mariposa tulip

Hypernyms ("mariposa" is a kind of...):

liliaceous plant (plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mariposa"):

Calochortus elegans; elegant cat's ears; star tulip (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)

Calochortus kennedyi; desert mariposa tulip (mariposa with clusters of bell-shaped vermilion or orange or yellow flowers atop short stems; southern California to Arizona and Mexico)

Calochortus luteus; yellow mariposa tulip (mariposa having clusters of a few large deep yellow bell-shaped flowers atop slender stems; California coastal ranges)

Calochortus macrocarpus; sagebrush mariposa tulip (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)

Holonyms ("mariposa" is a member of...):

Calochortus; genus Calochortus (large genus of western North American leafy-stemmed bulbous herbs)


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