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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of monocotyledonous plants of the order lrideæ, the tribe Sisyrinchieæ, and the subtribe Eusisyrinchieæ, now known as Belamcanda (Adanson, 1763), and distinguished by a capsule with reflexed valves, exposing the black fleshy seeds on an erect persistent axis.

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