Sentence Examples


  • Nearly all the species of plants which grow on these prairies are common to Europe (paeonics, Hemerocallis, asters, pinks, gentians, violets, Cypripedium, Aquilegia, Delphinium, aconites, irises and so on), but here the plants attain a much greater size; a man standing erect is often hidden by the grasses.
  • Of wild flowers the most common are yellow daisies, poppies, irises, asphodels and ranunculuses.
  • The epithet "violet-crowned," used of Athens by Pindar, is due either to the blue haze on the surrounding hills, or to the use of violets (or irises) for festal wreaths.
  • Jonny opened his eyes, and the red ring around his irises was gone.
  • Her irises swirled again and her frown grew.