Iris

Definition of Iris

I´ris
n.1.(Class. Myth.) The goddess of the rainbow, and swift-footed messenger of the gods.
2.The rainbow.
3.An appearance resembling the rainbow; a prismatic play of colors.
4.(Anat.) The contractile membrane perforated by the pupil, and forming the colored portion of the eye. See Eye.
5.(Bot.) 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.
6.(Her.) See Fleur-de-lis, 2.
7.(Zool.) the inner circle of an oscillated color spot.
8.same as iris diaphragm.

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