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Any of various bulbous herbs of the genus Ixia in the family Iridaceae, native to southern Africa and widely cultivated as an ornamental, having grasslike leaves and showy clusters of variously colored flowers.
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(Plants) any of several South African iridaceous plants of the genus Ixia, which have coloured lily-like flowers
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|Noun||1.||corn lily - any of several South African plants of the genus Ixia having grasslike leaves and clusters of showy variously colored lily-like flowers; widely cultivated|
iridaceous plant - any bulbous plant of the family Iridaceae
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