noun, plural i·ris·es, ir·i·des [ir-i-deez, ahy-ri-] /ˈɪr ɪˌdiz, ˈaɪ rɪ-/.
verb (used without object)
Origin of iris
Definition for iris (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for iris
The same is true for Iris Dart, who has adapted her book Beaches (later a popular film) for the stage.
Iris (name has been changed) has become one such “status symbol.”
Iris Van Herpen and Delphine Manivet each have a technical mastery that falls within the luxurious customs of haute couture.
“Do not dare come to our country,” Venezuelan Minister of Prison Affairs Iris Varela shot back.
An aspiring journalist, Iris masks her grief by seeking the wise counsel of her hero Edward R. Murrow.Must-Read Fiction: ‘The Watch,’ ‘Alys, Always,’ ‘The Year of the Gadfly’|Cameron Martin, Lucy Scholes, Amber Dermont|June 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Thus he said: but Iris, swift as the storm, hastened to bear the message.
And as Iris repeated those words about him I understood very well the reflected astonishment in her eyes.The Romantic Lady|Michael Arlen
That Cheniston was strongly attracted by Iris, Anstice did not doubt.Afterwards|Kathlyn Rhodes
"I expect I'm rather worn out," replied Iris, in her old-fashioned tone.A Little Mother to the Others|L. T. Meade
For many years, in Austin, we had iris, peonies and phlox in our garden.
British Dictionary definitions for iris (1 of 2)
noun plural irises or irides (ˈaɪrɪˌdiːz, ˈɪrɪ-)
Word Origin for iris
British Dictionary definitions for iris (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for iris
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].