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- 2a plant with showy flowers, typically of purple or yellow, and sword-shaped leaves. Irises are native to both Eurasia and North America and widely cultivated as ornamentals.
- Genus Iris, family Iridaceae (the iris family): many species and numerous hybrids. The iris family also includes the gladioli, crocuses, and freesias
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modern Latin, via Latin from Greek iris 'rainbow, iris'