Iridaceous
Iridaceous Ir`i*da"ceous, Irideous I*rid"e*ous, a. [From NL. Iris, Iridis, the Iris.] (Bot.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a large natural order of endogenous plants ({Iridace[ae]}), which includes the genera {Iris}, {Ixia}, {Crocus}, {Gladiolus}, and many others. [1913 Webster]

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  • iridaceous — /ir i day sheuhs, uy ri /, adj. belonging to the Iridaceae family of plants. Cf. iris family. [1850 55; < NL Iridace(ae) (see IRID, ACEAE) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • iridaceous — adjective Of or pertaining to the irises (of family Iridaceae) …   Wiktionary

  • iridaceous — adj. (Botany) of or pertaining to the iris family; characteristic of plants belonging to the Iridaceae family …   English contemporary dictionary

  • iridaceous — [ˌʌɪrɪ deɪʃəs, ˌɪrɪ ] adjective Botany relating to or denoting plants of the iris family (Iridaceae). Origin C19: from mod. L. Iridaceae, based on Gk iris, irid rainbow , + ous …   English new terms dictionary

  • iridaceous — iri·da·ceous …   English syllables

  • iridaceous — /ɪrəˈdeɪʃəs/ (say iruh dayshuhs) adjective 1. belonging to the Iridaceae, or iris family of plants, which includes, besides various flags, the crocus, gladiolus, and freesia. 2. resembling or relating to plants of the genus Iris. {irid , stem of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • iridaceous — adj. Bot. of or relating to the family Iridaceae of plants growing from bulbs, corms, or rhizomes, e.g. iris, crocus, and gladiolus. Etymology: mod.L iridaceus (as IRIS) …   Useful english dictionary

  • iridaceous plant — noun any bulbous plant of the family Iridaceae • Hypernyms: ↑bulbous plant • Hyponyms: ↑iris, ↑flag, ↑fleur de lis, ↑sword lily, ↑blackberry lily, ↑leopard lily, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Irideous — Iridaceous Ir i*da ceous, Irideous I*rid e*ous, a. [From NL. Iris, Iridis, the Iris.] (Bot.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a large natural order of endogenous plants ({Iridace[ae]}), which includes the genera {Iris}, {Ixia}, {Crocus}, {Gladiolus} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • irideal — iridaceous /i rid āˈshəs or ī / or iridˈeal adjective Belonging to the Iridaceae • • • Main Entry: ↑irid …   Useful english dictionary

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