Definition of Fairy lantern

1. Noun. Any of several plants of the genus Calochortus having egg-shaped flowers.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fairy Lantern

fairy-wrens
fairy armadillo
fairy bell
fairy bluebird
fairy bread
fairy cake
fairy chess
fairy circle
fairy cup
fairy dust
fairy floss
fairy fort
fairy forts
fairy godmother
fairy godmothers
fairy lantern (current term)
fairy light
fairy penguin
fairy penguins
fairy primrose
fairy ring
fairy rings
fairy shrimp
fairy snuff
fairy story
fairy swallow
fairy tale
fairy tales
fairybook
fairybooks

Literary usage of Fairy lantern

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1. A Flora of Western Middle California by Willis Linn Jepson (1911)
"fairy lantern. Soft-pubescent or almost glabrous; stems 1 to 3 ft. high; leaves ovate, or sometimes round-ovate to ovate-lanceolate, rounded or subcordate ..."

2. World's War Events: Recorded by Statesmen, Commanders, Historians and by Men by Francis Joseph Reynolds, Allen Leon Churchill (1919)
"... from the leviathan's belly—a light that fluttered fore and aft as of a man with a fairy lantern running to and fro giving orders or taking them. ..."

3. World's War Events: Recorded by Statesmen, Commanders, Historians and by Men by Allen Leon Churchill (1919)
"... from the leviathan's belly—a light that fluttered fore and aft as of a man with a fairy lantern running to and fro giving orders or taking them. ..."

4. California Redwood Park, Sometimes Called Sempervirens Park: An Appreciation by Arthur Adelbert Taylor (1912)
"... with a rare pink specimen, two species of Mariposa lily, one, the beautiful and dainty whitish globe tulip or fairy lantern bell (Calochortus albus), ..."

5. Life of Sir Walter Scott, Baronet by George Gilfillan (1870)
"It is often read at a single sitting still, and may be called the history of Scotland illuminated by a fairy's lantern,—so tiny and so true, so childlike ..."

6. California Plants in Their Homes: A Botanical Reader for Children by Alice Merritt Davidson (1898)
"There are dainty nodding lilies, sometimes called globe tulips, the white one of the picture, the satin-bell or fairy's lantern, and a yellow one called ..."

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