from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A plural of iris.
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- n. Plural form of iris. (part of the eye)
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Latin plural of iris.
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The eyes are oblique, the pupils round, and the 'irides' light-brown.
Her whole appearance now reminded me of that first meeting with her when the serpent bit me; the soft red of her irides shone like fire, her delicate skin seemed to glow with an intense rose colour, and her frame trembled with her agitation, so that her loose cloud of hair was in motion as if blown through by the wind.
My favourite plurals are irides - for iris - and clitorides, similarly formed lexically if not anatomically.
His lids came down on the lower rims of his irides.
It flexed irides-cently in her hands but did not protest.
Horny mouthparts clacked rhythmically while irides-cent blobs of color pulsed and contracted within the smooth epidermis, chromatic indicators of their progeni'tor's emotional state.
Eyes clear; irides brown; pupils round and regular, moderately dilated, reacted readily to all tests; eye movements well performed in all directions; no nystagmus nor strabismus.
I also got to-day a beautiful male Lophophorus, the plumage of which surpasses description; it is a heavy bird, with brown irides, and a brownish-chesnut tail; it came from Daiwag.
Head not banded, fins tawny, with oblong black spots, eyes prominent, irides reddish-orange: this is a very abundant species.
At the corner of the mouth the bare, thick, fleshy, prominent skin, is of a pinky flesh colour, and the irides are dark brown.