What is another word for iris?

Pronunciation: [ˈa͡ɪɹɪs] (IPA)

Iris is a flower that comes in various colors such as blue, purple, and yellow. Similarly, its synonyms also have a variety of names such as fleur-de-lis, sword-lily, flag-flower, and blue-eyed grass. Some of these names depict its shape and appearance, while others emphasize its characteristics, such as the ability to grow in wetlands. Fleur-de-lis refers to the emblem of the French monarchy, originally modeled after the iris. Sword-lily hints at the flower's upright and sword-like foliage. Flag-flower takes its name from the belief that the sharp-edged iris leaves could be used to fashion flags. Finally, blue-eyed grass refers to the small, iris-like wildflowers with small blue petals around a central yellow eye.

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  • Independent

    • Proper noun, singular
      Bis, Ris, AIRES.
  • Other Related

    • Noun, singular or mass
      skirt.

What are the hypernyms for Iris?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Iris?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the holonyms for Iris?

Holonyms are words that denote a whole whose part is denoted by another word.

What are the meronyms for Iris?

Meronyms are words that refer to a part of something, where the whole is denoted by another word.
  • meronyms for iris (as nouns)

Usage examples for Iris

In the dusky evening light the iris flowers showed frail and iridescent against the dark shadows under the bushes.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
They were large, softly- black, slow-moving, or again, in a moment, flashing with the fire that lay hidden in the dark pit of the iris.
"The Maid of Maiden Lane"
Amelia E. Barr
He could, at will, contract or dilate his pupils, having secured control over his iris by practice before a mirror, and he could use the little muscles that connect the bones within the ear, the hammer, anvil and stirrup, so as to make them produce an audible click at will.
"Makers of Modern Medicine"
James J. Walsh

Famous quotes with Iris

  • The Chinese delegate blinked his eyes and produced a shoebox, from which he drew a living flower which looked very like an iris. 'What is that?' they all inquired, pleased with the sight of so delicate a symbol. 'That,' said the Chinese, 'is a wild flag, iris tectorum. In China we have decided to adopt this flag, since it is a convenient and universal device and very beautiful and grows everywhere in the moist places of the earth for all to observe and wonder at. I propose all countries adopt it, so that it will be impossible for us to insult each other's flag.'
    E. B. White

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