Definition of iridaceous in English:

iridaceous

Pronunciation /ˌirəˈdāSHəs/ /ˌɪrəˈdeɪʃəs/

adjective

Botany
  • Relating to or denoting plants of the iris family (Iridaceae), which grow from bulbs, corms, or rhizomes.

Origin

Mid 19th century from modern Latin Iridaceae (plural), based on Greek iris, irid- ‘rainbow’, + -ous.

Pronunciation

iridaceous

/ˌirəˈdāSHəs/ /ˌɪrəˈdeɪʃəs/