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crown imperial Syllabification: crown im·pe·ri·al

Definition of crown imperial in English:


An Asian fritillary (plant) with a cluster of bell-like flowers at the top of a tall, largely bare stem.
  • Fritillaria imperialis, family Liliaceae
Example sentences
  • The spectacular crown imperial was introduced to western Europe from Constantinople in 1576… More
  • These may include daffodils, tulips and crown imperials in May, to Scotch thistle and peonies in early summer through to late blooming phlox, rudbeckias and perennial sunflowers.
  • Are the crown imperials just like the other spring bulbs where they need to die naturally before cutting to the ground?

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