from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A butterfly.
- n. A beautiful fish, Lampris luna, of large size, found in the open Atlantic and Pacific.
- n. The mariposa-lily.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of several plants of the genus Calochortus having tulip-shaped flowers with 3 sepals and 3 petals; southwestern United States and Mexico
Sorry, no etymologies found.
He did tell me he wished I could be his queen, but he knew I am truly a "mariposa" (butterfly) and must fly.
By cojines, hamburguesa, escalera » efecto mariposa on September 17, 2009 at 11: 00 am
But Dolly swerved from the road and dashed down a grassy slope yellowed with innumerable mariposa lilies.
In the open spaces on the slope, beyond the farthest shadow-reach of the manzanita, poised the mariposa lilies, like so many flights of jewelled moths suddenly arrested and on the verge of trembling into flight again.
Watkins also loved trees, making stark portraits of the redwood, Arbutus, buckeye, sugar pine, cactus, Yucca, Douglas fir and giant mariposa, which he declared "A Perfect Tree."
I posted about this a little while ago and I'm doing a post about two newly dsicovered whitewashed covers mariposa Club from BookGazing blog and a Mulan retelling.
Desert mariposa (Calochortus kennedyi) and desert lily (Hesperocallis undulata) have bulbs that may remain dormant for several years until a deep soaking rain awakens them.
In 1920, he premiered his play, "El Maleficio de la mariposa" "The Butterfly's Evil Spell"; at the time, it was considered a scandal rather than a success.
Una enorme mariposa parecida a ésta volando a la altura de mis ojos.
Quisiera ser mariposa para volar hacia ti, y decirte, vida hermosa, que estoy muriendo por ti.