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Any of various irises characterized by a conspicuous region of hairs or hairlike structures at the base of each of the three outer drooping perianth segments.
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|Noun||1.||bearded iris - any of numerous wild or cultivated irises with hairlike structures on the falls (the drooping sepals)|
genus Iris - large genus of perennials that develop from bulbs or rhizomes
fleur-de-lis, iris, sword lily, flag - plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals
Florentine iris, Iris florentina, Iris germanica florentina, orris - German iris having large white flowers with lavender-tinged falls and a fragrant rhizome
Iris germanica, German iris - a large iris with purple or white flowers, native to central and southern Europe
German iris, Iris kochii - iris of northern Italy having deep blue-purple flowers; similar to but smaller than Iris germanica
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