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dogtooth violet

  

      n   a name for various plants of the liliaceous genus Erythronium, esp. the North American E. americanum, with yellow nodding flowers, or the European E. dens-canis, with purple flowers,   (Also called)    adders-tongue, fawn lily  
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dogtooth  
      n   pl   , -teeth  
1       another name for a       canine       3  
2      (Architect)   a carved ornament in the form of four leaflike projections radiating from a raised centre, used in England in the 13th century  


dogtooth violet  
      n   a name for various plants of the liliaceous genus Erythronium, esp. the North American E. americanum, with yellow nodding flowers, or the European E. dens-canis, with purple flowers,   (Also called)    adders-tongue, fawn lily  

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