water flag



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

Origin of water flag

First recorded in 1570–80
Also called yellow flag.
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Examples from the Web for water flag

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

    The Song of Songs|Hermann Sudermann