Iridaceae

plural noun Iri·da·ce·ae \ˌirəˈdāsēˌē, ˌīr-\

Definition of Iridaceae

  1. :  a family of perennial herbs (order Liliales) with usually only basal ensiform leaves and flowers in racemes or panicles that are subtended individually or in clusters by two spathose bracts and have the perianth petaloid and the ovary inferior

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Origin and Etymology of iridaceae

New Latin, from Irid-, Iris, type genus + -aceae


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