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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: Greek, 'rainbow, iris plant, iris of the eye'

iris

noun
     
Related topics: Gardening, Biology, Human, Plants
i‧ris [countable]
1HBPDLG a tall plant with long, thin leaves and large purple, yellow, or white flowers
2HB the round coloured part of your eye, that surrounds the black pupil

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