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iris

  

      n   pl   , irises, irides  
1    the coloured muscular diaphragm that surrounds and controls the size of the pupil  
2      (Also called)    fleur-de-lys   any plant of the iridaceous genus Iris, having brightly coloured flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals  
   See also       flag   2       orris   1       stinking iris  
3      (Also called)    rainbow quartz   a form of quartz that reflects light polychromatically from internal fractures  
4       a rare or poetic word for       rainbow  
5    something resembling a rainbow; iridescence  
6       short for       iris diaphragm  
     (C14: from Latin: rainbow, iris (flower), crystal, from Greek)  


Iris  
      n   the goddess of the rainbow along which she travelled to earth as a messenger of the gods  
iris diaphragm  
      n   an adjustable diaphragm that regulates the amount of light entering an optical instrument, esp. a camera. It usually consists of a number of thin metal leaves arranged so that they open out into an approximately circular aperture,   (Sometimes shortened to)    iris  
stinking iris  
      n   an iris plant, Iris foetidissima, of W Europe and N Africa, having purplish flowers and a strong unpleasant smell when bruised,   (Also called)    gladdon  
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Iris  
      n   the goddess of the rainbow along which she travelled to earth as a messenger of the gods  


iris  
      n   pl   , irises, irides  
1    the coloured muscular diaphragm that surrounds and controls the size of the pupil  
2      (Also called)    fleur-de-lys   any plant of the iridaceous genus Iris, having brightly coloured flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals  
   See also       flag   2       orris   1       stinking iris  
3      (Also called)    rainbow quartz   a form of quartz that reflects light polychromatically from internal fractures  
4       a rare or poetic word for       rainbow  
5    something resembling a rainbow; iridescence  
6       short for       iris diaphragm  
     (C14: from Latin: rainbow, iris (flower), crystal, from Greek)  
iris diaphragm  
      n   an adjustable diaphragm that regulates the amount of light entering an optical instrument, esp. a camera. It usually consists of a number of thin metal leaves arranged so that they open out into an approximately circular aperture,   (Sometimes shortened to)    iris  
stinking iris  
      n   an iris plant, Iris foetidissima, of W Europe and N Africa, having purplish flowers and a strong unpleasant smell when bruised,   (Also called)    gladdon  

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iris diaphragm  
      n   an adjustable diaphragm that regulates the amount of light entering an optical instrument, esp. a camera. It usually consists of a number of thin metal leaves arranged so that they open out into an approximately circular aperture,   (Sometimes shortened to)    iris         


iris         
      n   pl   , irises, irides  
1    the coloured muscular diaphragm that surrounds and controls the size of the pupil  
2      (Also called)    fleur-de-lys   any plant of the iridaceous genus Iris, having brightly coloured flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals  
   See also       flag   2       orris   1       stinking iris  
3      (Also called)    rainbow quartz   a form of quartz that reflects light polychromatically from internal fractures  
4       a rare or poetic word for       rainbow  
5    something resembling a rainbow; iridescence  
6       short for       iris diaphragm  
     (C14: from Latin: rainbow, iris (flower), crystal, from Greek)  
Iris  
      n   the goddess of the rainbow along which she travelled to earth as a messenger of the gods  
stinking iris  
      n   an iris plant, Iris foetidissima, of W Europe and N Africa, having purplish flowers and a strong unpleasant smell when bruised,   (Also called)    gladdon  

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Yesil Irmak  
      n   a river in N Turkey, flowing northwest to the Black Sea. Length: 418 km (260 miles),   (Ancient name)    Iris         


iris  
      n   pl   , irises, irides  
1    the coloured muscular diaphragm that surrounds and controls the size of the pupil  
2      (Also called)    fleur-de-lys   any plant of the iridaceous genus Iris, having brightly coloured flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals  
   See also       flag   2       orris   1       stinking iris  
3      (Also called)    rainbow quartz   a form of quartz that reflects light polychromatically from internal fractures  
4       a rare or poetic word for       rainbow  
5    something resembling a rainbow; iridescence  
6       short for       iris diaphragm  
     (C14: from Latin: rainbow, iris (flower), crystal, from Greek)  
Iris         
      n   the goddess of the rainbow along which she travelled to earth as a messenger of the gods  
iris diaphragm  
      n   an adjustable diaphragm that regulates the amount of light entering an optical instrument, esp. a camera. It usually consists of a number of thin metal leaves arranged so that they open out into an approximately circular aperture,   (Sometimes shortened to)    iris  
stinking iris  
      n   an iris plant, Iris foetidissima, of W Europe and N Africa, having purplish flowers and a strong unpleasant smell when bruised,   (Also called)    gladdon  

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