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English term or phrase:fritillary
German translation:Fritillaria
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02:40 Aug 19, 2001
English to German translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: fritillary
American English, probably typing mistake?
xxxSprachprof
Local time: 22:51
Fritillaria
Explanation:
No spelling mistake.
The term is usually used to describe a north-temperate bulbous plant of the genus "Fritillaria", which is of the lily plant family.
As Sven says, it could also refer to any of several butterflies(usually of the genus "Argynnis" or ""Dione"), whose caterpillars feed on violets and related plants.
Using the above generic name may cover both sins adequately.
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Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 22:51
Grading comment
Thanks. All information I have is "Mexican fritillary"
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Summary of answers provided
naPerlmuttfalter
pschmitt
naKaisermantel Schmetterling oder Gewöhnliche Schachblume, oder, oder...Dan McCrosky
naFritillaria
Alexander Schleber
naIn support of Sven:
Mats Wiman
naKaiserkrone
Sven Petersson


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37 mins
Kaiserkrone


Explanation:
WARNING:
The above is just one of many possibilities. More context is needed!
Examples:
fritillary > tortoiseshell butterfly
fritillary [botan.] > "Kaiserkrone"


    My geriatric brain.
Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 22:51
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
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49 mins
In support of Sven:


Explanation:
Duden-Oxford:
fritillary /'/ n. a) (Bot.) Fritillaria, die (fachspr.); Kaiserkrone, die;
b) (Zool.) Fleckenfalter, der

(c) 1999 Dudenverlag

Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 22:51
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52 mins
Fritillaria


Explanation:
No spelling mistake.
The term is usually used to describe a north-temperate bulbous plant of the genus "Fritillaria", which is of the lily plant family.
As Sven says, it could also refer to any of several butterflies(usually of the genus "Argynnis" or ""Dione"), whose caterpillars feed on violets and related plants.
Using the above generic name may cover both sins adequately.



    Reference: http://www.google.com/search?as_q=Fritillaria&num=10&btnG=Go...
    Webster's
Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 22:51
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1466
Grading comment
Thanks. All information I have is "Mexican fritillary"
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57 mins
Kaisermantel Schmetterling oder Gewöhnliche Schachblume, oder, oder...


Explanation:
As Sven said, the context is critical here. "fritillary" can be a Eurasian plant of the lily family with bell-like flowers or a butterfly with orange-brown wings that are checkered with black according to NODE – The New Oxford Dictionary of English.

The butterfly is a "Kaisermantel" as per this site:

http://home.t-online.de/home/Walter.Schoen/paphia.htm

Argynnis paphia L. = Kaisermantel = Silver-washed Fritillary

The lily could be a " [Fritillaria oder Lilie] aus Chakpa [d.h. eßbare Tulpe]" = Tuliya edulis Baker as per this site:

http://www.bremen.de/info/nepal/Gallery-3/Medical/8-26/Medic...

or a "GEWÖHNLICHE SCHACHBLUME" = "SNAKE'S HEAD, FRITILLARY" = FRITILLARIA MELEAGRIS as per this site:

http://www.winplant.de/winplant/uebersicht/pflanzen.php3?let...

The reason for the name seems to be the resemblance to a snake's head in all cases.

More information and possibly more translations are available here:

http://www.google.com/search?as_q=fritillary&num=100&btnG=Go...

HTH

Dan


Dan McCrosky
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PRO pts in pair: 390
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5 hrs
Perlmuttfalter


Explanation:
According to Collins, a fritillary is a butterfly = Perlmuttfalter

pschmitt
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