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}, and many others. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • irideous — irideous, a. Bot. (aɪˈrɪdiːəs) [f. mod. Bot.L. Iride æ, f. Iris + ous.] = iridaceous. in Mayne Expos. Lex. in Syd. Soc. Lex …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”