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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Xy·ris n.  Bot. A genus of endogenous herbs with grassy leaves and small yellow flowers in short, scaly-bracted spikes; yellow-eyed grass. There are about seventeen species in the Atlantic United States.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : chiefly American marsh plants, having usually yellow flowers
          [syn: genus Xyris]