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iris family

noun
the plant family Iridaceae, characterized by herbaceous plants having bulbs, corms, or rhizomes, sword-shaped grasslike leaves, and usually showy flowers, and including the blackberry lily, crocus, freesia, gladiolus, and iris.
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iris family

noun
large family of usually perennial geophytic herbs with rhizomes or corms or bulbs [syn: Iridaceae
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