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  • n. Plural form of iris when referring to multiple blossoms. (Iris is multiple for multiple plants.)


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  • Normally her irises were the color of plums, but with emotion, veins of black forked out.

    Dreams of a Dark Warrior

  • The irises are a blazing goldenrod, sort of like how the sun looks when one squints at it too hard.

    From Beyond

  • His irises were a light blue, as described in the dossier.

    Demon From The Dark

  • Her irises were the same lavender color as her horn.

    Zombies vs. Unicorns

  • Her eyes were focused on me, and the irises were a shocking, brilliant red.


  • The irises were a greenish-yellow with a bright centre, the whole iris darkly ringed.

    The Murder Room

  • Her eyes looked human, except that they had the capacity of reflecting when light struck them; the irises were the rich green of the ancient cat.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • Prudy had turned about, and the only remnants of her face which looked at all natural -- that is, the irises and pupils of her swollen eyes -- were shining with curiosity.

    Fairy Book

  • When the irises are the gem of the garden, when the boys take to the dirt and bugs again (and I have to watch for Liam's asthma and allergies), and when the afternoon winds down and grows silent as tired boys sleep.


  • Deadhead flowers to encourage reblooming and to avoid wasted energy to produce seed on plants such as irises or daylilies.

    Columnist: Keith Groller


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  • Irises, always irises, and nothing but irises. My signature flower.

    Their statuesque beauty also offers a modicum of privacy in that hellish office invention, the pod (a schlimmbesserung on the cube farm).

    April 6, 2008