Definition of Calochortus
1. Noun. Large genus of western North American leafy-stemmed bulbous herbs.
Generic synonyms: Liliid Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Liliaceae, Liliaceae, Lily Family
Member holonyms: Mariposa, Mariposa Lily, Mariposa Tulip, Fairy Lantern, Globe Lily, Cat's-ear, Calochortus Albus, White Fairy Lantern, White Globe Lily, Calochortus Amabilis, Golden Fairy Lantern, Yellow Globe Lily, Calochortus Amoenus, Rose Globe Lily, Calochortus Elegans, Elegant Cat's Ears, Star Tulip, Calochortus Kennedyi, Desert Mariposa Tulip, Calochortus Luteus, Yellow Mariposa Tulip, Calochortus Macrocarpus, Sagebrush Mariposa Tulip
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Calochortus
Literary usage of Calochortus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits by Mary Elizabeth Parsons (1906)
"This is an exceedingly pretty little calochortus, much resembling C. ... This plant belongs to the section of calochortus whose species are known as ..."
2. Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden by New York Botanical Garden (1900)
"calochortus macrocarpus Dougl. Hort. Trans. 7: 275 [Bot. Cal. 2: 176; Wats. Rev. ... calochortus Nuttallii T. & G. Pac. RR Rep. 2: 124 [Man. RM 352; 111. ..."
3. The Land of Sunshine by Charles Fletcher Lummis (1901)
"I once found in Eaton's Canon a fine specimen of the globe tulip, calochortus albus, with four petals and four sepals, instead of the customary three. ..."