either of two plants, Erythronium grandiflorum or E. montanum, of the lily family, of the mountains of northwestern North America, having nodding yellow or white flowers.
The most noticeable and abundant flower on all slopes is the avalanche lily (erythronium montanum).
The Mountain that was ‘God’ John H. Williams
- Avalanche wind
the wind that is created in front of an avalanche.
an island, represented as an earthly paradise in the western seas, to which King Arthur and other heroes were carried at death. Contemporary Examples In The Fall of Arthur, when Tolkien writes of Avalon, he means that same elvish island. Tolkien’s Unfinished Epic: ‘The Fall of Arthur’ John Garth May 22, 2013 Historical Examples And […]
a male Bodhisattva, widely revered and identified with various persons and gods. Historical Examples For example, the power of Avalokitesvara was separated from his protecting care and providence. The Religions of Japan William Elliot Griffis Probably it refers to the legendary birth of their chief saint, Avalokitesvara, who is said to have been born of […]
- Avalon peninsula
a peninsula in SE Newfoundland, in E Canada: surrounded on three sides by the Atlantic Ocean. About 3579 sq. mi. (9270 sq. km). noun a large peninsula of Newfoundland, between Trinity and Placentia Bays. Area: about 10 000 sq km (4000 sq miles)