Any of various bulbous plants of the genus Fritillaria, having nodding, variously colored, often spotted or checkered flowers.
Any of various butterflies of the family Nymphalidae, especially of the genera Speyeria and Boloria, having brownish wings marked with black or silvery spots on the underside.
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