Definition for irides (2 of 2)
noun, plural i·ris·es, ir·i·des [ir-i-deez, ahy-ri-] /ˈɪr ɪˌdiz, ˈaɪ rɪ-/.
verb (used without object)
Origin of iris
Examples from the Web for irides
The comb is very small; irides, bright orange; feet and legs, light flesh-color.Sheep, Swine, and Poultry|Robert Jennings
The circle of the eyes, the naked membrane of the beak, and the feet, are flesh-coloured; the irides are orange.The Natural History of Cage Birds|J. M. Bechstein
The irides of the eyes of this bird were of a beautiful bright yellow colour.The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 1|Gilbert White
Irides′cent, coloured like the iris or rainbow; I′ridine, iridescent.
The bill is one inch one line long from the gape, and, with the irides, is red.Zoological Illustrations, Volume I|William Swainson