Meaning of crown imperial

crown' impe'rial

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. an Iranian plant, Fritillaria imperialis, of the lily family, having a purple-spotted stem and a whorl of usually reddish-orange flowers hanging beneath a tuft of leaves, grown as an ornamental.
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