iris

Part of speech: noun

The rainbow.

Part of speech: noun

The colored circle around the pupil of the eye.

Part of speech: noun

A flowering plant with sword shaped leaves.

Part of speech: noun

The rainbow personified as the messenger of Juno ( hera) and the gods.

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Usage examples "iris":

  1. There were iris in the dewy grass under the oaks, but in the sunshine every trace of winter's damp had disappeared. - "Sisters", Kathleen Norris.
  2. Sir Giles saw that Iris would enter into no explanation in the man's presence. - "Blind Love", Wilkie Collins.
  3. The gold- winged Iris of Homer, swifter- footed than the wind, has passed. - "Nature Mysticism", J. Edward Mercer.