bulbous iris


bulbous iris
noun
any of various irises having a rootstock formed like a bulb
Hypernyms: ↑iris, ↑flag, ↑fleur-de-lis, ↑sword lily
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Iris

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noun
: any of certain irises having a rootstock formed like a bulb

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