1. [ noun ] (botany) plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals
Synonyms: flag sword_lily iris
Related terms: iridaceous_plant beardless_iris Persian_iris bulbous_iris dwarf_iris stinking_iris bearded_iris yellow_iris dwarf_iris blue_flag southern_blue_flag English_iris genus_Iris
2. [ noun ] (heraldry) charge consisting of a conventionalized representation of an iris
Synonyms: fleur-de-lys
Related terms: charge heraldry
Similar spelling:   fleur-de-lys