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iris

Pronunciation: /ˈaɪrəs; ˈaɪərɪs/

Translation of iris in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 [Botany/Botánica] lirio (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The newspaperman had a love for a myriad of different flower species and soon divided his interests between roses, irises, lilacs and native California plants.
    • It spreads by underground fleshy stems called rhizomes; rhizomes are found on many plants, from irises to agapanthus, from ferns to Bermuda grass.
    • Daffodils, iris, tulips, gladiolus, hyacinth, and daylilies are just some of the many bulb favorites.
  • 2 [Anatomy/Anatomía] iris (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The thin sheet of circular muscle of the iris which constricts the pupil of the eye is also known as a sphincter.
    • The walking wounded were often blind, their pupils, irises, and corneas burned out.
    • The colored circular membrane in the eye just behind the cornea is called the iris.

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