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iridaceous

[ir-i-dey-shuh s, ahy-ri-] /ˌɪr ɪˈdeɪ ʃəs, ˌaɪ rɪ-/
adjective
1.
belonging to the Iridaceae family of plants.
Compare iris family.
Origin of iridaceous
1850-1855
1850-55; < New Latin Iridace(ae) (see irid, -aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for iridaceous

iridaceous

/ˌɪrɪˈdeɪʃəs; ˌaɪ-/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Iridaceae, a family of monocotyledonous plants, including iris, crocus, and gladiolus, having swordlike leaves and showy flowers
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