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[ir-i-dey-shuh s, ahy-ri-] /ˌɪr ɪˈdeɪ ʃəs, ˌaɪ rɪ-/

belonging to the Iridaceae family of plants.
/ˌɪrɪˈdeɪʃəs; ˌaɪ-/
of, relating to, or belonging to the Iridaceae, a family of monocotyledonous plants, including iris, crocus, and gladiolus, having swordlike leaves and showy flowers


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