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iridaceous

[ ir-i-dey-shuhs, ahy-ri- ]

adjective

  1. belonging to the Iridaceae family of plants.


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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Word History and Origins

Origin of iridaceous1

1850–55; < New Latin Iridace ( ae ) ( irid, -aceae ) + -ous

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