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water flag

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noun
  1. a European iris, Iris pseudacorus, naturalized throughout eastern North America, with blue-green leaves and violet-veined, yellow flowers and growing in moist places.
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Origin of water flag

First recorded in 1570–80
Also called yellow flag.
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Historical Examples

  • Dark bulrushes edged the shores, and the water-flag planted its golden tents between.

    The Song of Songs

    Hermann Sudermann