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  Definition of iris
  1. diaphragm consisting of thin overlapping plates that can be adjusted to change the diameter of a central opening
  2. muscular diaphragm that controls the size of the pupil; it forms the colored portion of the eye
  3. plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals
Similar Words: iris diaphragm, flag, fleur-de-lis, sword lily

 

Hyponyms: bearded iris, beardless iris, bulbous iris, dwarf iris, Iris cristata, stinking iris, gladdon, gladdon iris, stinking gladwyn, roast beef plant, Iris foetidissima, Persian iris, Iris persica, yellow iris, yellow flag, yellow water flag, Iris pseudacorus, vernal iris, Iris verna, blue flag, Iris versicolor, southern blue flag, Iris virginica, English iris, Iris xiphioides

 

Part Meronyms: eye, oculus, optic

 

Member Meronyms: genus Iris

 

Anagrams: SSRI

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 鳶尾花   Dutch: iris and regenboogvlies  
Finnish: kehäkalvo and kurjenmiekka   French: iris  
German: Iris   Greek: ίρις  
Italian: iride and iris   Japanese: あやめ and 虹彩  
Korean: 붓꽃 and 홍채   Portuguese: íris  
Russian: ирис and радужная оболочка   Slovene: šarenica  
Spanish: iris and lirio   Telugu: కంటిపాప  
 
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