Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
a family, Iridaceae, of nonwoody plants with showy flowers and with narrow leaves that emerge from bulbs, corms, or rhizomes.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||iris family - large family of usually perennial geophytic herbs with rhizomes or corms or bulbs|
liliid monocot family - family of monocotyledonous plants of the subclass Liliidae; mostly herbs usually with petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils
Liliales, order Liliales - an order of monocotyledonous plants including Amaryllidaceae and Liliaceae and Iridaceae
iridaceous plant - any bulbous plant of the family Iridaceae
genus Iris - large genus of perennials that develop from bulbs or rhizomes
genus Crocus - a monocotyledonous genus of the family Iridaceae
genus Freesia - cormous perennial herbs; native to South Africa
genus Gladiolus - gladiolas
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.