Both pupils and irides were black, and glistened like the eyes of a weasel.
Their eye-brows seemed pursed up and contracted, the pupils were of a light rose-colour, the irides of a very pale cast of blue.
The comb is very small; irides, bright orange; feet and legs, light flesh-color.
The feet and cere of this species are pale lemon-yellow; the irides golden, finely reticulated with hazel.
The irides of the eyes of this bird were of a beautiful bright yellow colour.
Bill blackish above, paler below; legs brown, toes darker; irides cinnamon.
irides′cent, coloured like the iris or rainbow; I′ridine, iridescent.
Bill brownish black paling basally on mandible; feet and legs ochre-brown; irides brown.
The bill is orange and black, the caruncles on his forehead orange, and the cere orange; the orbits scarlet, and the irides white.
irides dark brown; bill black; tarsi and toes blackish brown, the soles of the feet dull yellow.
late 14c., flowering plant (Iris germanica), also "prismatic rock crystal," from Latin iris (plural irides) "iris of the eye, iris plant, rainbow," from Greek iris (genitive iridos) "a rainbow; the lily; iris of the eye," originally "messenger of the gods," personified as the rainbow. The eye region was so called (early 15c. in English) for being the colored part; the Greek word was used of any brightly colored circle, "as that round the eyes of a peacock's tail" [Liddell and Scott].
iris i·ris (ī'rĭs)
n. pl. i·ris·es or i·ri·des (ī'rĭ-dēz', ĭr'ĭ-)
The round pigmented contractile membrane of the eye that is perforated in the center by the pupil, forms the front part of the vascular tunic, and is attached on the margin to the ciliary body.