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iridaceous

[ ir-i-dey-shuhs, ahy-ri- ]
/ ˌɪr ɪˈdeɪ ʃəs, ˌaɪ rɪ- /
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adjective
belonging to the Iridaceae family of plants.
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Origin of iridaceous

1850–55; <New Latin Iridace(ae) (see irid, -aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for iridaceous

iridaceous
/ (ˌɪrɪˈdeɪʃəs, ˌaɪ-) /

adjective
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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