Japanese iris
noun Date: 1883 any of various beardless garden irises (especially Iris kaempferi) with very large showy flowers

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  • Japanese iris — The term Japanese iris encompasses three varieties of irises cultivated in gardens or growing wild in Japan: hanashōbu , kakitsubata and ayame . Hanashōbu The is the iris typically growing wild on the dry land in Japan.Where to see*Ayame no Sato… …   Wikipedia

  • Japanese iris — noun iris native to Japan having large showy flowers • Syn: ↑Iris kaempferi • Hypernyms: ↑beardless iris * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized J : any of various beardless garden irises that are developed chiefly from two species (Iris laevigata… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Japanese iris — a plant, Iris kaempferi, native to Japan, having broad, showy flowers in a variety of colors. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • Japanese iris — Jap′anese i′ris n. pln a plant, Iris kaempferi, native to Japan, having broad, showy flowers in a variety of colors • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • Japanese — 1580s, Iapones; see JAPAN (Cf. Japan) + ESE (Cf. ese). Japanese beetle attested from 1919, accidentally introduced in U.S. 1916 in larval stage in a shipment of Japanese iris …   Etymology dictionary

  • Iris (plant) — This article is about the Iris plant. For other uses, see Iris (disambiguation). Other plants named iris are found elsewhere in the Iridaceae. Iris Blood Iris (Iris sanguinea), known as ayame in Japan …   Wikipedia

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  • Iris — /uy ris/, n. a female given name. * * * ▪ Greek mythology       in Greek mythology, the personification of the rainbow and (in Homer s Iliad, for example) a messenger of the gods. According to the Greek poet Hesiod, she was the daughter of… …   Universalium

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