What does the word iris mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Kathleen Norris
  2. Sir Giles saw that Iris would enter into no explanation in the man's presence. – Blind Love by Wilkie Collins
  3. The gold- winged Iris of Homer, swifter- footed than the wind, has passed. – Nature Mysticism by J. Edward Mercer