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|Noun||1.||genus Iris - large genus of perennials that develop from bulbs or rhizomes|
liliid monocot genus - genus of monocotyledonous plants comprising mostly herbs having usually petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils
family Iridaceae, Iridaceae, iris family - large family of usually perennial geophytic herbs with rhizomes or corms or bulbs
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
bearded iris - any of numerous wild or cultivated irises with hairlike structures on the falls (the drooping sepals)
beardless iris - any of numerous wild or cultivated irises having no hairs on the drooping sepals (the falls)
bulbous iris - any of various irises having a rootstock formed like a bulb
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