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- n. Greek Mythology The goddess of the rainbow and messenger of the gods.
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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Iridaceae — the irises.
- proper n. A messenger of the gods, and goddess of rainbows.
- proper n. A female given name; a flower name used since the end of the 19th century.
- proper n. 7 Iris, an asteroid
And the iris, named after the Greek messenger goddess of the rainbow, Iris, the sister of the messenger god, Hermes, is what The Green Man calls a "grateful" perennial.
Pictured: Iris germanica, bearded iris; Iris sibirica "Gull's Wing"
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However, in a paper with some colleagues at NASA, we attempted it and discovered what we referred to as the Iris Effect wherein the upper level cirrus clouds associated with a cumulus tower contracted with increased temperature, providing a very strong negative climate feedback sufficient to drive the response to a doubling of CO2 well below 1C Lindzen, Chou and Hou, 200013.
Then, as if he had waited for this moment, he turned to the assembled company and delivered an eloquent panegyric of the _Andromeda's_ crew and their _deusa deliciosa_ -- for that is what he called Iris -- a delightful goddess.
Oddly, a friend of mine knew one of the fringe characters in 'Iris', and she had quite a lot to say about things which weren't quite right (my friend, not the fringe character).
"Iris" is Greek for "rainbow," and it was the name of the goddess of the rainbow in Greek mythology.
There's a few films on him and he's also covered in Iris Chang's best-selling "The Rape of Nanking" pwscott
Instead, let us have some Iris, because Iris is a delight.