swordlike
adjective see sword

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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