I versicolor
Flower-de-luce Flow"er-de-luce", n. [Corrupted fr. fleur-de-lis.] (Bot.) A genus of perennial herbs ({Iris}) with swordlike leaves and large three-petaled flowers often of very gay colors, but probably white in the plant first chosen for the royal French emblem. [1913 Webster]

Note: There are nearly one hundred species, natives of the north temperate zone. Some of the best known are {Iris Germanica}, {I. Florentina}, {I. Persica}, {I. sambucina}, and the American {I. versicolor}, {I. prismatica}, etc. [1913 Webster]


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  • I Florentina — Flower de luce Flow er de luce , n. [Corrupted fr. fleur de lis.] (Bot.) A genus of perennial herbs ({Iris}) with swordlike leaves and large three petaled flowers often of very gay colors, but probably white in the plant first chosen for the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • I Persica — Flower de luce Flow er de luce , n. [Corrupted fr. fleur de lis.] (Bot.) A genus of perennial herbs ({Iris}) with swordlike leaves and large three petaled flowers often of very gay colors, but probably white in the plant first chosen for the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • I prismatica — Flower de luce Flow er de luce , n. [Corrupted fr. fleur de lis.] (Bot.) A genus of perennial herbs ({Iris}) with swordlike leaves and large three petaled flowers often of very gay colors, but probably white in the plant first chosen for the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • I sambucina — Flower de luce Flow er de luce , n. [Corrupted fr. fleur de lis.] (Bot.) A genus of perennial herbs ({Iris}) with swordlike leaves and large three petaled flowers often of very gay colors, but probably white in the plant first chosen for the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • VERSICOLOR — Vestis, Meretricum apud Athenienses proptia, ex Lege memorata Suidae, τὰς ἑταίρας ἄνθινα φορεῖν, Meretrices floridas vestes indutae sunto. Artemidorus enim ποικίλαν et ἀνθηρὰν, versicolorem et floridam vocat, l. 2. c. 3. Γυναικὶ δὲ ποικίλη καὶ… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • versicolor — /verr si kul euhr/, adj. 1. changeable in color: versicolor skies. 2. of various colors; parti colored: a versicolor flower arrangement. Also, esp. Brit., versicolour. [1620 30; < L, equiv. to vers(us) ptp. of vertere to turn (see VERSE) + i I +… …   Universalium

  • Iris versicolor —   Iris versicolor …   Wikipedia Español

  • Iris versicolor — Taxobox name = Iris versicolor image width = 250px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Liliopsida ordo = Asparagales familia = Iridaceae subfamilia = Iridoideae tribus = Irideae genus = Iris species = I. versicolor binomial = Iris… …   Wikipedia

  • Ipomoea versicolor —   Ipomoea versicolor …   Wikipedia Español

  • Ipomoea versicolor — Taxobox name = Ipomoea versicolor image width = 240px regnum = Plantae subregnum = Tracheobionta divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida subclassis = Asteridae ordo = Solanales familia = Convolvulaceae genus = Ipomoea species = I.… …   Wikipedia

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