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Iris

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(1):

(n.) An appearance resembling the rainbow; a prismatic play of colors.

(2):

(n.) See Fleur-de-lis, 2.

(3):

(n.) A genus of plants having showy flowers and bulbous or tuberous roots, of which the flower-de-luce (fleur-de-lis), orris, and other species of flag are examples. See Illust. of Flower-de-luce.

(4):

(n.) The contractile membrane perforated by the pupil, and forming the colored portion of the eye. See Eye.

(5):

(n.) The rainbow.

(6):

(n.) The goddess of the rainbow, and swift-footed messenger of the gods.

(7):

(n.) Inner circle of an oscillated color spot.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Iris'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/i/iris.html. 1828.

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