Meaning of dogtooth violet

dog'tooth vi'olet

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Also calledany of several North American lilies of the genus Erythronium, having nodding flowers and usually mottled leaves.
  2. a related Old World plant, E. dens-canis, having purplish flowers.
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